Reading Cafe Sci talk Antibiotic Resistance, slides now available

As mentioned during October’s Reading Cafe Sci event, our speaker Dr John Broughall has kindly made available his slides for you all to access at your leisure.

You can download a pdf copy of the slides using this dropbox link: click here

The file size is 3.27 MB. PDF Adobe reader is available free here: click here

John was representing the charity Antibiotic Research UK

Here’s a reminder of John’s talk:

Monday 3rd October: Dr John Broughall presents “Antibiotic Resistance and its implications”

Dr. John Broughall will discuss the issue of why the antibiotic development pipeline has dried up: what are the problems and why the pharmaceutical industry is not investing in research and development to produce new compounds. Multi-drug antibiotic resistance has been recognised as a global threat to health yet the solutions to this issue are not obvious, the current commercially driven pharmaceutical process does not appear fit for purpose.John Broughall

The charity that John is representing, Antibiotic Research UK, is proposing a new approach to overcome this impasse, he will discuss their plans and the science behind their proposal.

John is a PhD microbiologist who has spent most of his career in the diagnostics industry including the development of rapid and automated methods for use in microbiology laboratories. Latterly he has worked in the medical departments of two major pharmaceutical companies focusing on both antibiotics and also new oncology compounds. He now runs his own consultancy business but is also a volunteer for Antibiotic Research UK.