Antimicrobial Resistance at the University of Southampton – conference and official launch of NAMRIP with keynote speakers Dame Sally Davies and Professor Guy Poppy
Monday, 14 December 2015 from 09:30 to 18:00 (GMT)
Does your research tackle the challenge posed by the increase in antimicrobial resistance? Are you a student or a member of the public who would like to find out more about the research and how this threat will impact on our day to day existence? The University of Southampton combines world class research with an interdisciplinary approach in combatting the increasing resistance that microbes display to countermeasures like antibiotics. The Network for Antimicrobial resistance and Infection Prevention (NAMRIP) is one of the University’s Strategic Research Groups (USRGs).
Our Goals are to integrate responses, through research excellence across our faculties enable engineers, physical scientists, clinicians and social scientists to work together find ways through these means, to bring antimicrobial resistance under control and attack this problem by preventing infection
- 09.00 – Registration, Tea/Coffee
- 09.30 – Welcome and an introduction to NAMRIP [Professor Timothy Leighton, FREng | FRS]
- 09.45 – Keynote: Professor Guy Poppy: 'You are what you eat – what is the role of the food supply system in AMR in Humans?'
- 10.15 - Panel: AMR, policy and the funding context: short presentations from Dr Helen Lambert (University of Bristol and ESRC AMR Champion), Ruth Kelly (MRC), Dr Katherine Grace (DEFRA) and Dr Victoria Marlow (EPSRC). Q&A chaired by Professor Guy Poppy
- 10.45 - Dr A. M. Viens: 'The ethics of antimicrobial stewardship'
- 10.55 - Professor Lucy Yardley: 'Changing behaviour to combat rising antimicrobial resistance'
- 11.05 - Tea/Coffee and refreshments with an opportunity to browse the poster display, try the hands-on exhibits and network with colleagues
- 11.30 – Dr Michael Moore: 'The antibiotic crisis: Is there a role for traditional herbal remedies? The ATAFUTI project: trialling the antimicrobial potential of bearberries'
- 11.40 - Professor Bill Keevil: 'Preventing antibiotic resistant interspecies gene transfer on touch surfaces'
- 11.50 - Panel: ‘Our interdisciplinary ways of tackling AMR research in our faculties’. Panel members: Physical Sciences and Engineering, Professor Robert Eason; Health Sciences, Professor Mandy Fader; Medicine, Professor Robert Read; Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences, Dr Emma Roe; Business, Law & Art, Dr A.M.Viens: will describe their approaches and what the challenges are. Q&A chaired by Tim Leighton
- 12.50 – Lunch and more chances to network and look at posters and demonstrations in the exhibition
- 14.00 – Dr Sandra Wilks: 'Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI): understanding the role of biofilms'
- 14.10 - Dr Jacqui Prieto: 'Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in the community'
- 14.20 - Professor Mandy Fader: 'Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in the community'
- 14.30 - Mr Bhaskar Somani: 'The association of Kidney stones and Urinary tract infections: Changing perceptions'
- 14.40 – Professor Robert Eason: 'Identifying which antimicrobial to prescribe: a low cost, paper based 3D printed diagnostic tool'
- 14.50 - Comfort break
- 15.00 – Tea/Coffee and refreshments: another opportunity to enjoy the exhibition and network with other researchers
- 15.30 – Professor Jeremy Frey: 'Cognitive computing – how the mind of the computer can help us tackle AMR'
Projects from NAMRIP Pump Priming - First Round
15.40 - Dr Claire Jackson: 'Can simple sugars combat bacterial infection? Chemists and biologists join force’
15.50 - Dr Simon Dennington: 'Challenges in developing inherently antimicrobial polymers'
16:00 - Dr Ray Allan: 'Bacterial Counselling: how understanding your bacterial partner can lead to a happy relationship'
- 16.10 - Professor Tim Leighton 'New technologies for ultrasonic cleaning'
- 16.20 - 'Professor Saul Faust 'How NIHR infrastructure can help reseachers tackle antimicrobial resistance'
- 16.30 - Dr Paul Elkington 'Developing novel approaches to control multi-drug resistant tuberculosis through interdisciplinary research'
- 16.40 - Professor Jeremy Webb 'Breaking antibiotic resistance in bacterial biofilms'
- 16.50 - Professor Robert Read 'Bacterial Therapy for future non-antibiotic treatment and prevention of infectious disease
- 17.00 – Keynote: Professor Dame Sally Davies 'Anti-Microbial Resistance: A Global Problem’
- 17.40 – Q & A
- 18.00 – Finish