At the University of Dundee’s spectacular new Discovery Centre, Nesta’s Spotlight on the Longitude Prize, in partnership with BioDundee , brought together some of Scotland’s leading thinkers and experts to discuss how we can tackle the problem of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) and to discuss why Scotland, and Dundee in particular, is well-placed to win the Longitude Prize.
Longitude Prize Researcher Anna Williams addresses the delicate balance that exists between art and science. How can these collaborations help encourage ideas and inspire a winning entry for Longitude Prize?
Antibiotic Resistance is a worrying problem facing the world, but what can we do to help? Public Health England's Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope gives some advice about how you can help battle antibiotic resistance even if you don't want to enter Longitude Prize.
We should all be encouraged by the emerging global response to antibiotic resistance. This issue has, quite rightly, climbed the political agenda and recognition has increased across the globe of the potential debilitating consequences if we don’t act now. The notion of reverting to a pre-antiobiotic era is truly alarming.
A report released today by renowned economist Jim O'Neill comes with the message that antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' will cause 10 million deaths a year and cost up to $100 trillion by 2050. After the public voted for antibiotic resistance to be the focus of Longitude Prize, we need to act now to help avoid a grave future
With Longitude Prize encouraging development of new diagnostics which have the ability to rapidly identify the cause of an infection, and even its resistance profile, the market for new target-specific antibacterial therapies will open up.