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 …

Anthony tells about his experiences with antibiotics and why they need to keep working

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I will explain my antibiotic experience and why I  am- and everyone else should – support Antibiotic Research UK as a matter of high priority. The most important thing to say is that without antibiotics I would almost certainly not be alive today! If you think about it, were it not for effective antibiotics, a great many people each of …

Alice and Joe complete Birmingham 10K and raise loads for ANTRUK

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Alice Moorey and Joe Ford competed and completed on Sunday 1 May 2016 the Birmingham 10K to raise money for Antibiotic Research UK. It was a really great effort. Alice writes ‘ The race is done!! With a lot of strapping and some ibuprofen I managed a personal best of 64 minutes 13 seconds and Joe managed an excellent 52 …

Charity meets with Government Department of Health minister Jane Ellison MP and features in Westminster Hall debate

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Organised by Kevin Hollinrake MP for Thirsk and Malton, Antibiotic Research UK met with Jane Ellison MP, Minister for Public Health. ANTRUK was represented by Ashley Burgess (Chair), Professor Colin Garner (Chief Executive) and Dr David Brown (Chair of the charity’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee). The purpose of the meeting was to highlight the charity’s mission of a) developing …

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We join JustGiving – you can now donate and set up your own fundraising page

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The Charity has been asked by many potential donors if we have a JustGiving page to which we have had to say no. That is all changed as we have now registered with JustGiving from today. You can now donate through the JustGiving website, set up your own fundraising page for an event you are raising money for and sign …

Dr David Brown gives presentation on Antibiotic Resistance Breakers for Use In Combinations at Paris meeting

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Dr David Brown presented at the DNDi: Global Antibiotic R&D (GARD) Partnership Scientific Consultation, Institut Pasteur, Paris, 29 February 2016 on ANTRUK’s proposed research programme focussing on Antibiotic Resistance Breakers. The meeting was called by DnDI to discuss forming a new collaborative research programme on developing new drugs to tackle antibiotic resistance. Attended by over 100 delegates, the meeting was an …

Sponsor Alice Moorey and Joe Ford to run the Birmingham 10K for Antibiotic Research UK

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Hi Everybody We were contacted by Alice and Joe who told us they want to raise money for Antibiotic Research UK by running the Birmingham 10K on Sunday 1 May 2016.  Time is short so please help them to raise lots of money for us for our mission of; antibiotic drug development educating the public and professionals about antibiotic resistance …