Join researchers for Outpacing Antimicrobial Resistance, a two-day symposium devoted to understanding and beating antibacterial resistant microbes. Jointly hosted by the IGB, OVCR, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, School of Chemical Sciences, and School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, the symposium will focus on the urgent problem of antimicrobial resistance – the ability of pathogens to survive exposure to existing therapeutic drugs – from both a policy perspective and a research perspective.
This issue, which is a potentially catastrophic problem facing humanity, has seen increased public and media attention in recent years, and the scientific work within the IGB’s Mining Microbial Genomes research theme is closely aligned with this global problem. Experts in the fields of microbiology, immunology, infectious disease, drug development and policy will discuss the current global threat posed by drug-resistant pathogens, share their knowledge of policies to address the problem, and speak on their research efforts to produce novel treatments at a rate that can outpace the development of antimicrobial resistance.
Full information is available at the Outpacing Antimicrobial Resistance website. Registration is free and lunch is provided.
Public lectures on September 24th start at 7:00PM at Alice Campbell Alumni Center, Urbana, IL
Session speakers on September 25th start at 8:30AM at 612 Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Urbana, IL