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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow appointed to undertake research into antibiotic resistance

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow appointed to undertake research into antibiotic resistance
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Dr Enea Sancho-Vaello has been appointed as a Marie Sklodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr Jessica Blair, Institute of Microbiology and Infection.
Date:
25/09/2019

New antimicrobial coating could be key in fight against hospital-acquired infections

New antimicrobial coating could be key in fight against hospital-acquired infections
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have created an antimicrobial coating for steel surfaces which has proven to rapidly kill bacteria that cause some of the most common hospital-acquired infections.
Date:
28/08/2019

Award success for the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham's Founders' Awards

Award success for the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham's Founders' Awards
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The College of Medical and Dental Sciences is delighted to announce that at the University's Awards for Excellence 2019 colleagues from across the College were awarded three of the evening's five awards.
Date:
19/07/2019

BactiVac receives research award at the prestigious Antibiotic Guardian Awards 2019

BactiVac receives research award at the prestigious Antibiotic Guardian Awards 2019
Description
The University of Birmingham-hosted BactiVac Network attended the Antibiotic Guardian Awards and received an award under the Research category on 27 June 2019 in Solihull.
Date:
04/07/2019

Scientists discover how nature controls the level at which 'superbug' E.coli clones evolve to take over the human gut

Scientists discover how nature controls the level at which 'superbug' E.coli clones evolve to take over the human gut
Description
A 'superbug' clone of E. coli has evolved to prevent itself from becoming so dominant that it could potentially wipe out the bacteria from existence, scientists led by the University of Birmingham have discovered.
Date:
23/04/2019

Funding success for early career researchers

Funding success for early career researchers
Description
Four researchers from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences have received funding from the Academy of Medical Sciences, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and Cancer Research UK to further their scientific endeavours.
Date:
18/04/2019

BactiVac hosts successful 2nd Annual Network Meeting

BactiVac hosts successful 2nd Annual Network Meeting
Description
The 2nd Annual Network Meeting, held in March, gave those attending opportunities to broaden connections within the BactiVac Network membership and a forum for exchanging ideas and furthering research possibilities.
Date:
03/04/2019

Professor Gurdyal Besra is awarded 2020 Morton Lecture by the Biochemical Society

Professor Gurdyal Besra is awarded 2020 Morton Lecture by the Biochemical Society
Description
The 2020 Morton Lecture has been awarded to Professor Gurdyal S. Besra in recognition of his outstanding contribution to lipid biochemistry.
Date:
28/03/2019

Up to £1 million funding awarded to develop bacterial vaccines in global fight against antimicrobial resistance

Up to £1 million funding awarded to develop bacterial vaccines in global fight against antimicrobial resistance
Description
The BactiVac Network up to £1 million funding to accelerate the development of bacterial vaccines in a bid to prevent infections occurring as part of the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.
Date:
30/01/2019

Birmingham experts join Chinese counterparts in superbug battle

Birmingham experts join Chinese counterparts in superbug battle
Description
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) experts at the University of Birmingham are joining forces with their counterparts in China in the battle against superbugs – potentially helping to save many thousands of lives.
Date:
20/12/2018
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