Antibiotic Resistance and Mechanisms (ARM)

Workshop for Researchers 2022

Held 12-13 May 2022

This in person event was held at The Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham, UK

Antibiotic Resistance and Mechanisms Workshop for Researchers 2022, brought to you by the BSAC.

Our 2022 workshop offered members of the UK community researching mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance the opportunity to meet and to consolidate and extend the expertise held within individual laboratories in the United Kingdom.

To view the programme please see below.

Our next workshop will be held 23-24 November 2023.  Please contact Esme Carruthers for details.

The posters from this event are available to view here:

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Programme

Day one
1300
LUNCH, REGISTRATION, POSTER VIEWING

1355
Introductory Remarks
Dr Andy Edwards, Imperial - View Bio

SESSION ONE: Reservoirs of resistance
Chair: Dr Phillip Aldridge, Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University & Ashleigh Myall, PhD Student, Imperial College London
1400
Reservoirs of AMR
Professor Tim Walsh, Professor of Medical Microbiology, University of Oxford - View Bio
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Antimicrobial use and AMR in livestock farming and the One Health sphere - what we know we don't know
Professor Kristen Reyher, Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Population Health, Bristol Veterinary School - View Bio
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The riverine resistome- what to monitor and where?
Professor Elizabeth Wellington, School of Life Sciences, The University of Warwick - View Bio

1540
COFFEE BREAK

SESSION TWO: Mechanisms of resistance
Chair: Dr Ronan McCarthy, Senior Lecturer in Biosciences Centre of Inflammation Research and Translational Medicine (CIRTM), Brunel University London & Dr Carolin Kobras, Research Associate, University of Sheffield
1555
The Ins and Outs of Intracellular Antibiotic Accumulation in Gram negative bacteria
Dr Jessica Blair, Associate Professor of Antimicrobial Resistance, University of Birmingham - View Bio
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Who guards the guards? Network structure in the activation of antibiotic resistance
Dr Susanne Gebhard, Senior Lecturer, University of Bath - View Bio
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Carbapenems, Beta-Lactamases and Beta-Lactamase Inhibitors
Professor James Spencer, University of Bristol - View Bio

SESSION THREE: Offered papers
Chair: Charlotte Hind, UKHSA & Elizabeth Darby, Ph. D. Student, University of Birmingham
1710
Loss of cyclic di-AMP phosphodiesterase function as a stepping stone to β-lactam resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae
Dr Carolin Kobras, Research Associate, University of Sheffield
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Evaluation of in-vitro activity of double beta-lactam therapy and relationship with penicillin binding protein activity in Escherichia coli isolates
Joseph Suich, Academic Clinical Fellow/ST3 Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Hull Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
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pKpQIL traC mutation increases plasmid copy number, KPC-3 production and carbapenem MICs in the presence of KPC inhibitors against Klebsiella pneumoniae
Punyawee Dulyayangkul, Research Associate, University of Bristol
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A flexible framework to integrate diverse data in clinical outbreak investigations: a case study on multi-drug resistant organisms
Ashleigh Myall, PhD Student, Imperial College London

1800-1900
POSTER SESSION

1945
Dinner
Day two
0900
Introductory Remarks
Dr Michelle Buckner, University of Birmingham - View Bio

SESSION FOUR: Novel therapeutics
Chair: Dr Chiara Borsetto, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick & Professor James Spencer, University of Bristol
0905
Immunotherapeutics to treat life-threatening fungal infections
Dr Fiona Rudkin, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen - View Bio
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Rethinking how we target PBPs for antimicrobial chemotherapy
Professor David Roper, Professor of Biochemistry and Director of Research, University of Warwick - View Bio
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An in silico fragment-based approach to anti-infective drug discovery
Professor Colin Fishwick, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Head of the School of Chemistry, University of Leeds - View Bio

1025
COFFEE BREAK & POSTER SESSION

SESSION FIVE: BSAC Grant Holders
Chair: Dr Naomi Cochrane, Specialist Registrar in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia, Health Education England - North West & Dr Philip Warburton, Lecturer In Medical Microbiology, University of Plymouth
1125
The identification and characterisation of disruptors of antibiotic resistance
Dr Ronan McCarthy, Senior Lecturer in Biosciences Centre of Inflammation Research and Translational Medicine (CIRTM), Brunel University London - View Bio
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New approaches to treating infections in chronic lung disease
Dr Aran Singanayagam, MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow, Imperial College London - View Bio
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Impact of antimicrobial prescribing during the COVID-pandemic on MDRO colonisation and the gut microbiome
Dr Ines Moura, Research Fellow, University of Leeds - View Bio

SESSION SIX: Outreach
Chair: Dr Andy Edwards, Imperial & Dr Ilyas Alav, Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
1225
Swab and Send: How citizen science is contributing to antimicrobial discovery
Dr Amy McLeman, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine - View Bio

1300
Closing remarks and poster prize

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