Announcement of Antibiotic Research UK’s 2016 Annual General Meeting

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We are pleased to announce that the Charity’s 2016 Annual General Meeting will take place in Committee Room 19, Palace of Westminster, Westminster, London at 4.15pm on Monday 24 October 2016. If you are intending to attend, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the event is due to commence to pass through security. Besides the formal part of the …

Ed Whiting OBE replaces Lord O’Neill as Keynote Speaker at Antibiotic Research UK’s Inaugural Lecture

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For personal reasons some of which have been widely publicised in the media, Lord Jim O’Neill who was going to be our Keynote speaker at our Inaugural Lecture event on 24 October 2016 has withdrawn from speaking. We are delighted that Ed Whiting OBE has stepped into the breach at short notice. Ed was a PPS to former Prime Minister …

Dr John Broughall, ANTRUK volunteer in the South gives talk to over 100 people at Cafe Scientifique, Winchester

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Dr John Broughall, our excellent and knowledgeable volunteer and speaker who is based in the South of England last night (5 September 2016) gave a talk to over 100 people at Cafe Scientifique, Winchester. The talk was at the Discovery Centre, Jewry Street and was entitled Antibiotic Research UK – “Are we Discovering new Antibiotics Quickly Enough?” John Broughall, (pronounced …

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AstraZeneca pulls out of antibiotic drug development

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Last week, AstraZeneca announced that it has entered into an agreement with Pfizer to sell the development and commercialisation rights to its late-stage small molecule antibiotics business. With this sale, AstraZeneca is pulling out of antibiotic drug development considering it a non-priority area for their business. At a time when we need more players to tackle the problem of antibiotic …

Jonny Burr rides Prudential 100 and raises over £1500 for ANTRUK

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When we were contacted by Jonny Burr to say that he would like to raise money for us by riding in the Prudential 100 we were excited. Now that he has completed the event and raised over £1500 for us we are even more excited! The Prudential 100 is probably the largest cycle race in the world. This year Jonny, …

Delighted that Hannah Southam starts 3 month internship with ANTRUK

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Colin Garner writes ‘Just over a year ago I was contacted by Dr Lorna Warnock, Employability Manager from the University of York who told me about a UK Research Council scheme called the PhD internship programme, Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS). The scheme’s aim is to enhance the professional development of students, give them the chance to explore career …

Lord Jim O’Neill to give ANTRUK’s Inaugural Lecture on Antibiotic Resistance

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We are delighted to announce that Lord Jim O’Neill who led the Government’s Antimicrobial Review and whose final report was published in May of this year is to give the 2016 Antibiotic Research UK Inaugural Lecture. Lord O’Neill was appointed by the then Prime Minister, David Cameron to look into why no new antibiotics have been developed. He and his …

Ten JWPCreers staff complete York 10k and raise money for ANTRUK

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Whilst some of us might have been immersed in watching England beat Pakistan at Edgbaston and others glued to the Rio Olympics, ten staff members from JWPCreers were hard at work running the York 10k to raise money for ANTRUK. JWPCreers, who support the charity with accountancy services, have nominated ANTRUK as their 2016 charity of the year. The York …

Bugs living in the nose fight back against superbugs – comment from Professor Colin Garner

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Picking your nose and eating your snot might be good for you… According to reports a new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing bacteria in people’s noses. The University of Tubingen in Germany undertook the tests and the journal Nature reported the findings of the resulting drug, lugdunin which could treat superbug infections. The researchers at the University …

Great British Bake Off winner Jo Wheatley donates recipe to our Great British Tea Party – don’t forget to register!

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On 18th November, we are holding the 2nd annual Great British Tea Party, giving you the perfect excuse to pop the kettle on, grab your friends, family and colleagues, and indulge in a delicious slice (or two) of cake. The Great British Tea Party is held on 18th November to coincide with European Antibiotic Awareness Day and we need as …

We are looking for volunteers to help form ANTRUK South – we need YOU to help us urgently

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ANTRUK has ambitious goals to reverse the decline in antibiotic drug development, given the lack of appetite among ‘big pharmas’ to find new therapies. In order to achieve these goals, we are currently looking for volunteers to help us set up ANTRUK in the South of England. As our charity continues to grow, we need more people to help our …

Sarah Glover Cycling Challenge

Read Sarah Glover’s blog as she cycles 20 miles a day for 20 days for 20ps’

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Day 1 Feeling nervous but excited at the same time – before work. Straight forward ride to Pickering, down A169 to Low Marishes, over to Thornton-Le Dale and then back through Pickering for a loop round Riseborough and Marton. Weather HOT and sunny! Miles: 22.3 Ready to Start the challenge!   Day 2 Decided to include some hills as feeling …

The final O’Neill report has firmly put the AMR problem on the map, but we need action now – and we are ready

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Here at Antibiotic Research UK, we welcome this report from the AMR review team headed up by Lord Jim O’Neill and congratulate the team responsible for it for providing a holistic view of antibiotic resistance and highlighting the global economic and health impact of antibiotic resistance as well as raising the profile. We are pleased this very serious issue is …

Sarah Glover Cycling Challenge

Sarah Glover to bike all the 20’s for Antibiotic Research UK – please support her

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Sarah Glover has been a dentist for 20 years.  To celebrate this achievement she is organising an event to cycle 20 miles a day for 20 days to raise money for us. She has also asked friends to cycle with her . She is asking family, friends and patients to collect 20p coins over the 20 days to donate and is …

Antibiotic Research UK in the News – May and June 2016

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Working together with our communications company Bright Bee, ANTRUK has received considerable news coverage in printed media, radio and TV over the past few months.  Much of this coincided with the publication of the Final Report of the O’Neill Review on Antimicrobial Resistance.  Professor Garner is currently writing an opinion piece on the AMR review which has done a tremendous …

Ten JWPCreers Runners to run in the York10k for Antibiotic Research UK

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We are delighted that ten runners from the local accountancy partnership JWPCreers will be running the York 10K on August 7 for Antibiotic Research UK. ANTRUK is JWPCreers 2016 charity of the year and a number of events have already taken place in which the charity participated. Sue Espiner of JWPCreers said ‘we are delighted to be running for such …

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Nick Stalbow, partner at Ashurst llp appointed ANTRUK Trustee

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Stalbow to the charity’s Trustees.  Nick, a graduate of the University of Oxford, is a partner at international law firm, Ashurst LLP, based in the London office. Nick has over twelve years’ experience advising sponsors, commercial banks and funds on major infrastructure projects. He brings his strong, commercial background and experience …

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Press Release – Antibiotic Research UK comments on the final O’Neill review team’s report

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Prof. Colin Garner, Antibiotic Research UK chief exec and Emily, suffering from antimicrobial resistance comment on report   Professor Colin Garner, chief executive at Antibiotic Research UK, the world’s first charity established to fight antimicrobial resistance through the development of new antibiotics and awareness, welcomes the AMR review by Lord O’Neill but has concerns around the global focus of the …

STOP PRESS Living in the South of England? Why not come and hear Dr John Broughall talk about antibiotic resistance and ANTRUK?

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Come and hear John speak at the following venues and dates about antibiotic resistance. Organisation                 Venue                Date                  Location Café Scientific              Basingstoke     23rd May           http://www.meetup.com/CafeSci-Basingstoke/events/230962325/ Contact Bob Clifford Skeptics in the Pub      Reading            20th June          RYND    7:30pm start Contact Mike Agg Café Scientific              Southampton   11th July           …

Westminster Hall debate – Antibiotics: Research and Development Blog by Professor Colin Garner, chief executive of Antibiotic Research UK

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On 26 April 2016, Julian Sturdy, MP for York Outer, introduced a debate in Westminster Hall on antibiotic resistance and the future of research and development of new antibiotics. One of the most pressing issues for him was the need to incentivise more research and development to finding new antibiotics as we have so few drugs in the pipeline to …