August 29, 2017, by Lindsay Brooke

Bridging the Gaps – Antimicrobial Resistance Conference 7-8 September

New research collaborations to address the challenges posed by Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will be highlighted at a two-day conference at the University of Nottingham on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 September 2017.

This will be the final event of the antimicrobial resistance programme Bridging the Gaps which was set up to pump prime new studies into systems-level approaches to antimicrobial resistance and further our understanding of AMR in real world interactions.

Bridging the Gaps is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and is part of a network of UK AMR projects. A total of £368,000 was made available to researchers at the University of Nottingham to help devise interdisciplinary research projects into AMR.

The studies have included AMR in the environment, water supply, agriculture, drug discovery and delivery, GP prescribing, point of care testing and AMR data discovery tools

The two-day event in the Pope Building on University Park will feature presentations and panel discussions from:

  • Dr Paul Cook – Head of Microbiological Risk Assessment at the Food Standards Agency.
  • Dr Timo Smieszek – Senior Health Economist and Senior Mathematical Modeller at Public Health England.
  • Lillian Greenwood MP
  • Michael Seals MBE – Chair of the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England.
  • Dr Matthew Jenner – Post-doctoral Research Fellow working in TB developments at the University of Warwick.
  • Dr Timothy Sloan – Clinical Microbiologist at Nottingham University Hospitals.
  • Professor Richard James – Emeritus Professor of Microbiology at the University of Nottingham.
  • Aimee Murray – Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter.

There will also be presentations from Bridging the Gaps funded cross-disciplinary teams covering topics including:

  • Point of care diagnostics and antibiotic reduction in humans and other animals
  • Biofilm formation and prevention
  • Novel antibiotics
  • Bacteriophage
  • Transmission and reduction of AMR in the environment

University of Nottingham staff can register for the event at

External attendees can register at

If you need any further information please email or call 0115 74 86317 or tweet @bridgingthegaps,



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