Antibiotic Resistance: A problem that affects all of us
The University presents a free evening event to discuss the problem of antibiotic resistance and how scientists are trying to find a solution to one of the biggest public health issues of our time.
Join Dr Tina Joshi, Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology from the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, for an evening of intense discussion plus refreshments, to understand the threat humanity is facing and what’s being done to combat it.
18:45 - Arrival for 19:00 start
19:00 - Introduction to World Antibiotics Awareness Week and expert panel (presented by Tina Joshi)
19:30 - Film screening: a short documentary produced by the Longitude Prize called Fighting Superbugs in India
19:45 - Panel discussion of antibiotic resistance: what the public needs to know, small changes we can make to help combat it, and what would happen without antibiotics
- Professor Jerry Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Plymouth
- Professor Mathew Upton, Associate Head of School, Biomedical Sciences, University of Plymouth
- Shannon Harmon, Communication Manager/Digital Editor, Longitude Prize
- Rose Brade, Health Communications Professional, Researcher at the University of Leeds
20:00 - Panel Q&A
20:15 - Event close
An informal reception with refreshments and networking will round off the event.