How does Antibiotic Resistance Evolve and Spread so Quickly by Dr Andrew Cameron

Jan
15
When: Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

Vancouver Island University, Arts and Sciences Building 355, Room 203


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VIU SCIENCE & TECH COMMUNITY LECTURE
How does antibiotic resistance evolve and spread so quickly?
Dr Andrew Cameron
ABSTRACT: The severe health burden of bacterial infections will continue to increase with
growing human populations, eroding environmental quality, and the loss of effective antibiotics.
My lab’s goal is to reduce the incidence and burden of infection by preventing disease outbreaks
and finding effective ways to treat resistant infections. With DNA sequence data we can find
sources of infection and transmission routes in hospitals, communities, and natural
environments. We also use this data to find the genes that cause resistance, and then track how
these genes are spreading around the world. I will present examples of how my lab is
characterizing the evolution of new resistance mechanisms. I will also present our collaborative
work in sub‐Saharan Africa to track how antibiotic resistance genes move between wild animals,
water, and humans.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
7:00 ‐ 8:00 pm
Refreshments: 6:45 pm
Vancouver Island University, Arts and Sciences Building 355, Room 203

For more information about this event, contact Tim.stokes@viu.ca


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