The AMR Centre is delighted to be sponsoring the 2017 BioInfect Conference.

BioInfect is a major annual 1-day conference, held at Alderley Park, and organised by Bionow. Its aim is to look at the critical issues relating to the development of new anti-infectives and the endemic problem of resitance.

Antimicrobial resistance occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change in ways that render the medications used to cure the infections they cause ineffective. When the microorganisms become resistant to most antimicrobials they are often referred to as “superbugs”. This is a major concern because a resistant infection may kill, can spread to others, and imposes huge costs to individuals and society.

Antimicrobial resistance threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. It is an increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires action across all government sectors and society.

To find out more about BioInfect 2017, please click here.