Outbreak: Antibiotic Resistance and the Hunt for New Antibiotics

3rd Jun 2018, 11:00am - 12:00pm

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When bacteria become immune to antibiotics they no longer work in people who need them to treat infections. Antibiotic resistance is a very serious problem of global concern and has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country. Without effective antibiotics, infections we regard as non-serious and routine operations could carry a much higher risk of serious complications.

In this public lecture Dr Lorena Fernández-Martínez, Senior Lecturer in Biology at Edge Hill University, will discuss research into new antibiotics from actinomycetes, a diverse group of bacteria responsible for the production of many natural products used in the clinic. She will explore how the discovery of new antibiotics is vital in treating infectious diseases, as well as treating other illnesses such as cancer, and how to continue to perform safe surgery in the future.

  

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