Lessons and Insights from the 2023 Annual Conference

Lessons and Insights from the 2023 Annual Conference

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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...