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Getting to Grips with Antibiotic Resistance
16 Nov 2016
On Tuesday 15 November the University of Warwick led a Public Science event exploring the issues of antibiotic resistance in our community as well as around the world. The event was supported by the Medical and Life Sciences Research Fund. Professor Chris Dowson, trustee of the MLSRF and Professor Elizabeth Wellington provided engaging talks on resistance levels in our rivers and the search for new antibiotics.
The public were also given demonstrations on many key areas of research into antibiotics taking place in the Warwick University School of Life Sciences including using 'electronic noses' to detect infection. Demonstrations on how we can use medieval medicine to cure modern infections, how we can use bacterial viruses called Bacteriophage's to deal with antibiotic resistance and how/why TB is still killing people today were also showcased.