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Please join us for our next Research Seminar Series talk by Dr. Chioma Achi, Doctoral Researcher on Antimicrobial Resistance, University of Cambridge
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a slow-moving pandemic, it currently claims over 700 million lives per year globally, and will claim more lives if no urgent steps are taken to address this challenge. Although AMR exerts huge global impact, the burden is higher in resource poor settings where antimicrobials are administered as a “quick fix” to long-term problems. Infections caused by multidrug-resistant Salmonella species are on the rise; however, addressing this problem needs an understanding of both the circulating strains within the country and the patterns of antimicrobial resistance to inform therapy and policy change. An investigation into the mobile genetic elements that transfer these resistance genes is also important.
In this talk, I will first present an overview of the problems of AMR, given that the month of November commemorates the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), followed by a presentation on the genomic diversity of antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella species recovered from people and poultry.