Annual conference 2023

Our 6th Annual Conference was held in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol from Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 August 2023.

This year’s conference was the final conference of the programme and was therefore a special extended 3-day event.

The main focus of the conference was reflecting on progress made in tackling AMR since the programme launched in 2018, looking ahead to new threats (e.g. new epidemics and climate change) and their potential  impact on exacerbating AMR and the importance of interdisciplinarity in managing AMR.

Our Keynote speakers were Dr Colin Brown, (Director of Clinical and Emerging Infections, UK Health Security Agency), Prof Amy Pruden, (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA), Prof Chris Dowson, Professor of Microbiology, University of Warwick and Prof Matthew Avison, (Academic lead of the programme and Professor of Molecular Bacteriology, University of Bristol).

In addition to the regular student talks from our wider-cohort and core-funded students, a highlight of the programme included 2 panel discussions, with panellists comprised of post-docs from our training alumni.

Please see the programme for full details.

For the annual Poster competition, winners for First Prize in their categories were Rebecca Womersley (Imperial College), Claire Scott, (University of Bristol) Keira Cozens (University of Bath), and Phoebe Do Carmo Silva (University of Warwick). 

Highly Commended awards were also given to Becky McCall (University College London), Elisa Giammarini (University of West of Scotland), Vincent Fideli (University College London), Susannah Parkhill (Francis Crick Institute), Natalie Brown (University of Surrey), Alice Jacobsen (University of Surrey), Carolina Borrelli (University College London) and Andrew Kinsella (University of Leicester).