Science Exchange Wallingford – July Meeting

The Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance and its Relevance in the Environment by Dr Andrew Singer, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology on Tuesday 11th July 2017

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the clinical setting has received increasing coverage in the media in the past few years. However, emerging research shows that it is more than just the overuse of antibiotics which leads to AMR. The use of biocides and heavy metals contribute to the global problem of AMR and targeting antibiotic overuse alone will not solve it. The talk will highlight the complexity of the drivers and pathways involved in the current global problem that is Antimicrobialn Resistance.

Andrew Singer is a molecular microbial ecologist with expertise in pollution chemistry and water quality assessment and mitigation based at the NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Crowmarsh Gifford.

Science Exchange Wallingford’s May meeting is at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11 th July in Wallingford School Library, St George’s Road, Wallingford. Meetings are very informal. Speakers talk for about half an hour, then we break for refreshments and return for a lively question and answer session. We are grateful that the support of local company Triaster, Wallingford School and the generosity of our speakers ensures that each event is free to attend. We are also privileged to be a Café Scientifique.(http://www.cafescientifique.org/).