Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK), the world’s first publicly funded charity focused solely on tackling the global threat of drug-resistant infections, is delighted to announce the winners of the 2021 Bio-Baddie art competition. The competition encouraged participants of any age to draw what they think an antibiotic resistant bacteria might look like as part of British Science Week 2021. We would like to congratulate the Bio-Baddie competition winners Atharv, Gruffydd, Sindija and Samrin.
Without antibiotics, simple infections could become serious, and routine operations and treatments would be too dangerous to undertake. The Bio-Baddie campaign sought to raise awareness of the potential approaching pandemic of antibiotic resistance if we do not act now to develop new, innovative ‘resistance-breakers’ or novel antibiotics.
Professor Colin Garner, Chief Executive of Antibiotic Research UK, commented: “Antibiotic resistant infections can impact people of any age, gender or nationality, and are an issue we need to come together around the world to tackle. It’s fantastic to see so many young people involved in the challenge and taking an interest in antibiotic resistance. It is our hope that with this knowledge the next generation of potential innovators and scientists is going to be more informed than ever as the impact of drug-resistant infections continues to grow.”
The winning designs will be printed onto t-shirt available for purchase with all proceeds going towards tackling antibiotic resistance: https://antibioticresearchuk.teemill.com/
Antibiotic Research UK is the only UK charity dedicated to tackling antibiotic resistance. But, we cannot do this without your support. We rely on your donations and fundraising efforts to continue our vital work to support research into new antibiotics, educate the public on how they can help stop the spread of antibiotic resistance and support patients living with antibiotic resistant infections. Find out how you can support us today.
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About Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK)
The world’s first charity and only charity focussed on tackling bacterial antibiotic resistance. The charity’s mission is to develop new antibiotic treatments, educate the public about resistance and provide patient support. Since its formation in 2014, the charity has funded research and supported academic groups in universities. We’ve also employed the country’s first Patient Support Officer focussed on supporting patients with an antibiotic resistant infection. The charity relies wholly on public donations and receives no government support.
You can learn more about Antibiotic Research UK at www.antibioticresearch.org.uk.
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Please contact Emma Pickup/Richard Anderson on 020 3405 7892 or email