We are looking for Trustees to help our growing charity – get involved in fighting antibiotic resistance

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

Imagine a world without antibiotics when even a simple scratch could kill. Feeling anxious that the next time you may have to have surgery that you pick up an untreatable infection. Every day in the United Kingdom around 30 people will die from an antibiotic resistant infection with many more having to be given potent antibiotics. In 2016 over one …

Chief Medical Officer and Antibiotic Research UK to Cohost Roundtable of Charities Impacted by Antibiotic Resistance

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi.  It is estimated that over 700,000 people die each year across the world from drug resistant infections, with over 25,000 deaths in Europe and a similar number in the USA. AMR is an increasingly serious threat to global …

Antibiotic Research UK in 2017 – the year in review

Claire Williamson ANTRUK announcements, Learn more

2017 has been a busy year for Antibiotic Research UK. Antibiotic resistance is on the increase, but the charity is working hard to find solutions. Our research programmes are yielding positive results, and through 2017, we’ve uncovered potential new therapies for breaking antibiotic resistance that we will be exploring further in 2018. We want to thank everyone who has supported …

Antibiotic Research UK Announces Five Point Action Plan to Tackle AMR

Claire Williamson ANTRUK announcements

Antibiotic Research UK has announced a five-point action plan to tackle antibiotic resistance in the UK. The call to action was announced by Chief Executive of Antibiotic Research UK, Professor Colin Garner, at the charity’s 2017 Annual Lecture. The plan focuses on what can be done in the UK to tackle antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic Research UK is calling for: The formation …

Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, speaks at Antibiotic Research UK’s 2017 Annual Lecture 2017

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Antibiotic Research UK held its 2017 Annual Lecture this month, with a keynote speech from Dame Sally Davies. The Chief Medical Officer’s talk in the Attlee Room of Portcullis House, Westminster, focused on her journey from her first publication on AMR in 2011, to the current state of antibiotic resistance. Dame Sally’s talk also sounded a call to action in …

Professor Sharon Peacock joins Antibiotic Research UK’s Board of Trustees

Claire Williamson ANTRUK announcements

Professor Sharon Peacock has this month joined Antibiotic Research UK’s Board of Trustees. Sharon, MA (Cantab) PhD FMedSci CBE, is an internationally recognised clinical microbiologist and is currently Director of the Bloomsbury Research Institute at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. Sharon qualified as a nurse before moving into academia. She has an MA from the University …

Antibiotic Research UK awards next phase of its research programme to LGC Ltd, UK

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements

Following the successful raising of funds by the charity for its next phase of research on Antibiotic Resistance Breakers, the Science Committee of Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK), chaired by Professor Chris Dowson, Professor of Microbiology, University of Warwick recently reviewed the research bids resulting from the publication of its Tender Document.  Nine organisations including national and international contract research organisations …

David Aaronovitch to give video talk at ANTRUK’s Annual Lecture

Claire Williamson ANTRUK announcements, Patient stories

Antibiotic Research UK are pleased to announce that David Aaronovitch is to give a video talk at Antibiotic Research UK’s Annual Lecture 2017 David Aaronovitch – the British journalist, broadcaster, and author who is well known for his columns in The Times – will talk about his own experiences of suffering from an antibiotic resistance infection. David understands first-hand the severe …

Dame Sally Davies FMedSci DBE FRS

Dame Sally Davies, CMO, to give ANTRUK’s Annual Lecture

Claire Williamson ANTRUK announcements

Antibiotic Research UK is delighted to announce that the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England, Dame Sally Davies, will be giving our 2017 Annual Lecture, which will be held on Wednesday 11th October 2017 in the Attlee Room at Portcullis House, Westminster.  The programme for the afternoon’s event can be found HERE. Dame Sally has been a vital figure in …

Tender documents released to carry out a second phase of research on antibiotic resistance breakers

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Following a highly successful first phase, Antibiotic Research UK is gearing up to begin the second phase of its research programme into Antibiotic Resistance Breakers (ARBs). Tender documents have now been released, and the charity is currently accepting applications from the scientific community for the next stage of its research. In ANTRUK’s first major research programme, researchers succeeded in identifying …

ANTRUK’s Education Committee gathers for first official meeting

Claire Williamson ANTRUK announcements

Antibiotic Research UK has three main goals: developing new antibiotic therapies, providing patient support and educating the public on sensible use of antibiotics and the threats of overuse. To address the third goal, Antibiotic Research UK held its first formal Education Committee meeting. The aim of the committee is to provide guidance to the charity on educational programmes and materials, …

STOP PRESS – Five questions on antibiotic resistance sent to party leaders

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements

Antibiotic resistance doesn’t seem to be discussed much during the current UK election. Its just BREXIT, BREXIT, BREXIT. To try and move the conversation around to a topic which affects every ones lives, is non-political and if not tackled now could mean the end of modern medicine, ANTRUK has sent the following five questions to the main party leaders. We …

An update from our Science Committee

Claire Williamson ANTRUK announcements

ANTIBIOTIC RESEARCH UK (ANTRUK) SCIENCE COMMITTEE RESEARCH PROGRESS REPORT The focus of ANTRUK is finding ways to save our current antibiotics to fill the gap before new ones become available. Discovery of new antibiotics is a lengthy and risky enterprise with no guarantee of success, so we need to help safeguard medicine over the coming years by breaking the resistance …

We’re excited at the appointment of Tolla Curle as new Trustee

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements

The Trustees have recognised for some time that someone with a finance background was needed to broaden the expertise of the current Trustees. After a painstaking search, we are delighted to announce that Tolla Curle has agreed to join the Trustees. Tolla has a MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and trained as an accountant at PWC …