Symposium - Bridging the Gaps between EPS and Antimicrobial Resistance
Thursday, 15 June 2017 from 09:00 to 18:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for a full-day symposium to explore the most promising research from the Bridging the Gaps networks and beyond.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major threat to our health, dramatically reducing the effectiveness of antibiotics that have been the mainstay of modern medicine.
Traditionally, the study of AMR has been led by Medical and Life Science researchers. However, to effectively halt the rise of AMR in the population requires the combined resources of Mathematical, Engineering, Physical, Chemical, Medical and Life Sciences, in highly interdisciplinary ventures.
To respond to this need, as part of the cross-council initiative in Antimicrobial Resistance, the EPSRC launched 'Bridging the Gaps', a programme of funding awarded to 11 UK universities, to develop institutional networks focused on multidisciplinary solutions to tackle AMR.
We encourage the participation of Engineering/Physical Sciences researchers who would like to find out more about AMR and the ways their research could meet the challenge.
"Bridging the Gaps" Network
A total of eleven institutions were awarded funding to engage engineering and physical sciences (EPS) researchers with the AMR challenge:
- AMR4AMR, University of Aston
- EMBRACE, Imperial College London
- Loughborough University
- Bridging The Gaps, Nottingham University
- QUBAN, Queen's University Belfast
- SHAMROK, University of Sheffield
- NAMRIP, University of Southampton
- CHAIR, Surrey University
- INTEGRATE, University of Warwick
- T/\RGeTED, York University