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BrisScience: The Superbug Wars: Managing Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

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The Superbug Wars: Arming Ourselves Against Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

One of the great threats to global health is the rise of bacteria that are resistant to all of our current antibiotics, the so-called 'superbugs'. Researchers from the University of Queensland are at the forefront of efforts to develop solutions to this important problem. This talk will provide an overview of the threat that antibiotic resistance poses to human health - how it has arisen and what we can do to prevent a return to a 'pre-antibiotic' era. Examples of cutting-edge research from UQ laboratories, including the development of new antibiotic and immune-based alternatives to antibiotics, will shed light on international efforts aimed at preparing ourselves for the Superbug Wars.

Our speakers are Professor Matt Sweet and Dr Mark Blaskovich from the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland.

Find out more about our Venue Partner, The Edge, State Library of Queensland, visit: edgeqld.org.au

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