World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW)
  • Atria B, Portland Square Building

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Held every November since 2015, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) gauges awareness levels in all sectors of the population via a short questionnaire and promotes the issue via a number of resources that can be found on the above links.

Antibiotic resistance is a global health threat which kills around 700,000 people worldwide each year, a figure expected to rise to 10 million by 2050 unless something is done today. 

 The University continues to promote antibiotic resistance messages from the UK government and Public Health England as well as the World Health Organization outside of World Antibiotic Awareness Week. 

The University is engaged in cross-disciplinary research into antibiotic resistance. From examining deep-sea sponges in the search for new antibiotics, to inventing new technologies to detect antibiotic resistance in blood samples, for more effective prescribing of antibiotics.

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Today's events

Research Festival: Antibiotic resistance and you

  • Date: Monday 21 January 2019 (18:00-21:30)
  • Venue: Atria B, Portland Square Building

This interactive session allows you to participate in the very early stages of the antibiotic discovery process and you can get hands-on experience of the most advanced DNA sequencing technology available.

This event is ideal for those interested in biology, whether looking to study with us or further along your research career. Those with an interest in science and health, and those looking for opportunities to collaborate on research, may also find this appealing.

Visit the Research Festival event page for further details and to book your place.

Superbugs: The fight for our lives 

  • 9 November 2017 - Spring 2019
  • Venue: Level 0, Tomorrow's World, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

Visit the Science Museum's Special Exhibition on Superbugs to explore how society is responding to the enormous challenge of antibiotic resistance. The exhibition features scientific research from across the globe and the personal stories of those waging war on the superbugs.

Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine (ITSMed)

ITSMed brings together world-class research strengths in both basic laboratory and translational clinical science, providing a strong, collaborative, interdisciplinary environment to develop high-impact, translational research of clinical relevance. Our focus is on three core research themes: Cancer, Clinical Neuroscience and Infection, Immunity, Inflammation, facilitated by cross-cutting expertise in Diagnostics, Clinical Trials and Public Health research. Visit our webpages for more information.


If you like this event, our Research Festival 2019 (21-25 January) may also be of interest

How can research shape our world? 

This week long showcase explores Plymouth's rich and varied research culture and the exceptional work of university academics, working in collaborations and affecting change across the world.

Economic | Environmental | Social | Cultural | Medical

Creating an impact - from local to global.

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