Outpacing Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium

Outpacing Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium

Join researchers in a two day symposium devoted to understanding and beating antibacterial resistant microbes at the University of Illinois, Sept. 24 - 25.

The symposium will focus on the urgent problem of antimicrobial resistance – the ability of pathogens to survive exposure to existing therapeutic drugs – from both a policy perspective and a research perspective. This issue, which is a potentially catastrophic problem facing humanity, has seen increased public and media attention in recent years. The scientific work within the IGB’s Mining Microbial Genomes research theme is closely aligned with this global problem. The symposium intends to raise awareness and highlight challenges as well as potential solutions.

Experts in the fields of microbiology, immunology, infectious disease, drug development and policy will discuss the current global threat posed by drug-resistant pathogens, share their knowledge of policies to address the problem, and speak on their research efforts to produce novel treatments at a rate that can outpace the development of antimicrobial resistance.

Date and Time: 
09/25/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Event Information
Location: 
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, 612 IGB Conference Center, 1206 West Gregory Drive
City: 
Urbana
For More Information
Web Site: 
http://outpacesymposium.igb.illinois.edu/
Email Address: 
info-igb@illinois.edu