Antibiotic resistence is a growing global concern and major threat to human health.
The standard method used to detect resistance in bacteria, known as phenotypic antibiotic sensitivity testing, monitors bacterial growth over about 12 – 24 hours and is therefore a slow process. New rapid methods for antibiotic sensitivity testing are urgently needed to improve antibiotic stewardship.
Dr Noah Fongwen, a member of Professor Rosanna Peeling's team within i-sense Flagship 1, was invited for a policy talk on diagnostic priorities for the implementation of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance in Africa during the 1st International Conference on Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (ICREID).
Dr Fongwen’s abstract was among the 12 accepted (out of 96) for oral presentation during plenary sessions at the ICREID.
i-sense members from the McKendry group at UCL and the Peeling group at LSHTM attended the week-long Advanced Course on Diagnostics (ACDx), which took place at the Fondation Merieux Centre for Global Health in Annecy.
On 1 September, the i-sense team at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) ran a half day workshop on system needs for diagnostics in global health emergencies; infectious diseases of epidemic potential, and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Congratulation to i-sense PhD student, Isabel Bennett, who won the presentation prize at the UCL Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Network Event, which took place on 26 July.
i-sense is deligted to support the 2017 UCL Population Health Symposium on transdisciplinary research for public health.
i-sense researcher and student selected to participate in prestigious research event at the House of Commons.
i-sense researcher, Dr Natascha Kappeler has been invited to talk at the the 2015 Royal Pharmaceutical Society Annual Conference.