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Lessons and Insights from the 2023 Annual Conference

Lessons and Insights from the 2023 Annual Conference

Vincent Fideli, member of our wider cohort and PhD student in BioDesign Engineering at UCL, attended our 2023 Annual Conference. He wrote the following article on his ‘takeaways’ from the conference and explains why he’s pursuing a PhD in AMR “[We] estimated that...

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Stopping the spread of AMR in hospitals

Stopping the spread of AMR in hospitals

Ash is part of the ASPIRES consortium, which is aiming to improve the use of antibiotics in surgical settings; specifically, he focuses on how pathogens (disease causing bugs) spread in nosocomial infection (these are infections which are picked up by patients when...

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Turning the tide on antimicrobial resistance

Turning the tide on antimicrobial resistance

Pauline Lang is a biochemist from our first cohort of fully-funded students. Her molecular research focuses on understanding how drug-resistance occurs to help protect the antibiotics we have already and to aid the design of new ones.   Only a century ago,...

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Can your story help shape public thinking on antibiotics?

Can your story help shape public thinking on antibiotics?

Antibiotics are our best friend and our worst enemy. These drugs are a vital tool in fighting infections which, left untreated, could cause serious illness or even death.  But overuse of antibiotics is encouraging bacteria to become resistant to their effects,...

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Why are we more prone to infection as we get older?

Why are we more prone to infection as we get older?

Dr Wezi Sendama, a PhD student in our 2nd cohort, is investigating why people become more susceptible to infection as they get older. Answering this question could help reduce our reliance on antibiotics, and slow the spread of AMR.    Dr Wezi Sendama Newcastle...

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Using dogs to explore antimicrobial resistance

Using dogs to explore antimicrobial resistance

Investigating AMR transmission between animals and people – the OH-STAR study Jordan Sealey, a PhD student in Cohort 1 of our National PhD Training Programme in AMR Research, is investigating how genes that make bacteria resistant to antibiotics may be shared between...

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Accelerating Covid-19 testing with robotics

Accelerating Covid-19 testing with robotics

Kevin Chau, a PhD student in the first cohort of our National PhD Training Programme in AMR Research, has contributed to the pandemic response as part of the Modernising Medical Microbiology team at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. In this blog post, he...

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Living with autism in the Covid-19 pandemic

Living with autism in the Covid-19 pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is an unsettling time for everyone, but it presents a unique set of challenges for people with autism.  In a new blog post, Cara Patel - a 2nd cohort PhD student on our National PhD Training Programme in AMR Research, who has Asperger's...

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Forecasting Covid-19 cases to help the NHS

Forecasting Covid-19 cases to help the NHS

Ashleigh Myall, a 2nd cohort PhD student on our National PhD Training Programme in AMR Research, is using mathematical modelling to help Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust forecast and prepare for incoming patients with COVID-19. In a new blog, he describes the...

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