The University of Southampton
Biological Sciences

Antimicrobial Copper for Infection Control (Workshop) Event

11:00 - 14:00, 19 February 2013
University of Southampton, Life Science Building, UK
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For more information regarding this event, please telephone Glenn Harris on 02380593212 or email

Event details

This workshop is an opportunity to hear Professor Bill Keevil present his latest research into the antimicrobial properties of copper and its alloys. Copper touch surfaces rapidly kill not only bacteria and fungi, but also viruses such as influenza, and Professor Keevil’s current research highlights their lethal effect against norovirus.

There will also be a presentation on the practicalities of implementing antimicrobial copper touch surfaces for infection control in the healthcare environment and beyond, in spaces including cruise ships, schools, hotels and restaurants.  There will be opportunities to discuss deployment of antimicrobial copper in specific environments and to see a range of sample materials and products

Speaker information

Professor Bill Keevil, Chair in Environmental Healthcare, Principal Investigator (Microbiology & environmental health), Director of the Environmental Healthcare Unit, Chair of the University Genetic Manipulation and Safety Committee

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