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Comparative genomics to understand the roots of antibiotic resistance in bacteria: find ways to address it

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  • UserProf. Stephen D. Bentley: Pathogen Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Dr. Florent Lassalle: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, Dr. Marco Galardini: EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Genome Campus
  • ClockWednesday 21 June 2017, 18:30-20:00
  • HousePostdoc Centre, 16 Mill Lane.

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Bacterial Infections can prevented using vaccines and treated using antibiotics. Sounds great! Unfortunately, the ability of bacteria to evolve rapidly and evade both of these important interventions presents a significant ongoing threat to human and animal health. By studying the bacterial genetics in detail we can learn about the genetic changes that occur as resistance develops and try to understand how the wider species populations evolve in response to the interventions. In this way we can improve our ability to detect problems, potentially before they occur, and inform new intervention strategies that may be less susceptible to the evolution and spread of resistance. The three talks of this masterclass will explore different aspects of this problem, all in the light of evolution.

This talk is part of the "Postdoc Masterclass" for All Life Scientists series.

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