National Bridging the Gaps Symposium

15 June 2017 Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7EQ

The University of Warwick is organising this national conference to discuss the role of UK research in the area of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). 

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 sciences 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 AMR, 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. Universities in the Midlands are rapidly becoming known as national centres of excellence for AMR research. On 15 June, Warwick is hosting a joint symposium of the 11 UK universities that were awarded ‘Bridging the Gaps’ funding. 

The audience will be mostly academic, and the participation of engineering and physical sciences researchers is encouraged. Representatives from funders and industry will also be in attendance. 

Register your place at Eventbrite. Poster slots are available; if this is of interest, please get in touch with Dr Chandrika Nair, ‘Bridging the Gaps’ Project Manager, on c.nair@warwick.ac.uk or 07428 211990.