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Happy first birthday, BactiVac Network!

Happy first birthday, BactiVac Network!
Description
The BactiVac Network is marking its first year of connecting scientists, clinicians, industry and policy makers across the world.
Date:
14/08/2018

Professor receives award for significant contribution to antimicrobial resistance research

Professor receives award for significant contribution to antimicrobial resistance research
Description
The University of Birmingham's Professor Laura Piddock has been given a prestigious award for her work in tackling the global issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Date:
31/07/2018

New database launches in a bid to develop new drugs in the fight against antimicrobial resistance

New database launches in a bid to develop new drugs in the fight against antimicrobial resistance
Description
A new and first of its kind database has been launched listing compounds that could be used to develop new antibiotics in a bid to tackle the global issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Date:
26/07/2018

Researchers are one step closer to developing eye drops to treat common sight loss condition

Researchers are one step closer to developing eye drops to treat common sight loss condition
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could revolutionise treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Date:
19/07/2018

Newly appointed Birmingham Fellow to establish new research group

Newly appointed Birmingham Fellow to establish new research group
Description
Dr Rebecca Drummond recently joined the Institutes of Immunology and Immunotherapy and Microbiology and Infection as a Birmingham Fellow. Dr Drummond will be establishing a new research group that aims to understand how the immune system senses and responds to fungal infections.
Date:
18/06/2018

Birmingham professor appointed as Head of Scientific Affairs in joint WHO and DNDi initiative

Birmingham professor appointed as Head of Scientific Affairs in joint WHO and DNDi initiative
Description
Professor Laura Piddock was recently appointed to the position of Head of Scientific Affairs for the Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP), a joint initiative between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi).
Date:
04/05/2018

Research finds new mechanism that can cause the spread of deadly infection

Research finds new mechanism that can cause the spread of deadly infection
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a unique mechanism that drives the spread of a deadly infection.
Date:
27/04/2018

Scientists pinpoint single letter of genetic code that makes African Salmonella so dangerous

Scientists pinpoint single letter of genetic code that makes African Salmonella so dangerous
Description
Scientists have identified a single genetic change in Salmonella that is playing a key role in the devastating epidemic of bloodstream infections currently killing around 400,000 people each year in sub-Saharan Africa.
Date:
02/03/2018

International Development Minister praises Birmingham research supporting UK aid during University visit

International Development Minister praises Birmingham research supporting UK aid during University visit
Description
Birmingham research into the development of vaccines against bacterial infections has been highlighted during a visit to campus by the International Development Minister.
Date:
23/02/2018

Birmingham researchers awarded the Garrod Medal and the Gilbert Blane Medal

Birmingham researchers awarded the Garrod Medal and the Gilbert Blane Medal
Description
Professor Peter Hawkey and Dr Matthew O'Shea have been awarded the highly prestigious Garrod Medal and the Gilbert Blane Medal respectively.
Date:
02/02/2018
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