ARC@Imperial brings together over 100 Principal Investigators across all Imperial's Faculties and key collaborators to tackle the global problem of antimicrobial resistance through multidisciplinary research. On 22 September 2016, we will be holding the ARC Annual Conference 2016 to showcase selected work.

G16 Lecture Theatre
Sir Alexander Fleming Building
South Kensington Campus
Imperial College London

You can download the pdf version of the programme below at ARC@Imperial Annual Conference 2016 Provisional Programme [pdf]‌.

ARC@Imperial Preliminary Conference Programme 
Times & VenueEvent
9:00 - 09:30, SAF Foyer* Registration and coffee
9:30 - 09:45, G16 LT** Introduction and Welcome
9:45 - 11:15, G16 LT**

SESSION 1: Update from ARC Fellows

Diagnosis of bacterial infections using a two-gene biomarker signature, Myrsini Kaforou, ARC Fellow, Department of Medicine
Nurse participation in antimicrobial stewardship programmes worldwide: results of a realist literature review and pan-African study, Enrique Castro-Sanchez, ARC Fellow, Department of Medicine
Identification of novel antimicrobial targets in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Simren Gill, ARC Fellow, Department of Medicine
Policies and strategies for the control of AMR in European healthcare settings, Gabriel Birgand, ARC Fellow, Department of Medicine
Targeting cyclic di-GMP: a strategy to control antimicrobial resistance?, Martina Valentini, ARC Fellow, Department of Life Sciences
Assessing outbreaks of drug-resistant fungi using nanoprone sequencing, Johanna Rhodes, ARC Fellow, School of Public Health


Using chromosome conformation metagenomics to look at movement of AMR genes in complex bacterial populations, Mark Holmes, Cambridge Veterinary School 

11:15 - 11:35, SAF Foyer* Refreshments
11:35 - 12:30, G16 LT**

SESSION 2: Data Linkage and Data Visualisation for Research and Policy

Title TBC - Speaker TBC
Title TBC - David Aanensen, School of Public Health
Data Visualisation for AMR, Ceire Costelloe, Department of Medicine


12:30 - 13:30, SAF Foyer* Lunch and Networking
13:30 - 14:40, G16 LT**

SESSION 3: Identifying Targets

Pathogen adaptation to the gastrointestinal environment during antimicrobial chemotherapy, Gad Frankel, Department of Life Sciences
A novel, potent, resistance-breaking antimicrobial, targeting the host cell modification machinery, Ed Tate, Department of Chemistry
Metabolomics to accelerate antibacterial target identification and mechanism-of-action studies, Luis Carvalho, The Francis Crick Institute

Questions and Answers

14:40 - 15:35, G16 LT**

SESSION 4: Understanding Emergence of Resistance

Emergence of Carbapenemase -producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE): control, colistin and costJon Otter, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
A novel mechanism of antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus, Andrew Edwards, Department of Medicine
Emerging global threat of antifungal resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus, Darius Armstrong-James, National Heart and Lung Institute


15:30 - 15:55, SAF Foyer* Refreshments
15:55 - 16:40, G16 LT**

SESSION 5: Innovation in Technology for Diagnosis and Dosing

Horizon scanning of diagnostic technologies for emerging infectious diseases and AMRJesus Rodriguez-Manzano, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Precision antimicrobial delivery using closed-loop continuous controlTony Cass, Department of Chemistry and Tim Rawson, Department of Medicine


16:40 - 17:30, G16 LT** SESSION 6: Panel Discussion and Closing
17:30, SAF Foyer* Drinks reception
*SAF - Sir Alexander Fleming building  ** Lecture Theatre G16, the Sir Alexander Fleming Building. Imperial College London, South Kensington, SW7 2AZ
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