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NAMRIP receives visit from Jon Elliott from the UK Government Office for Science

Published: 16 December 2016
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Jon Elliott showed a keen interest in NAMRIP members' research

Jon Elliott, Head of Science Advice and Leadership at the UK Government Office for Science, accompanied by Gavin Costigan, Director of the University's Public Policy Office, paid a visit to professor Tim Leighton

on 16 December to find out more about NAMRIP.

Jon showed a great interest in NAMRIP members' research and discussed bearberry research, the ‘mapping microbes’ project, our work in infection prevention in animal husbandry, our work reducing infection in urinary catheters, using bee venom in AMR research and the AMR cross-cutting strand in our new NIHR Biomedical Research Centre as well as Professor Leighton's innovations in StarStream and StarSaver. Jon was an early and enthusiastic guinea pig in testing out our prototype hands-on outreach display exhibit.

Tim explained the NAMRIP ambition to provide AMR support, infection prevention and vaccination programmes to Low/Middle-Income Countries through Global NAMRIP, and Jon particularly asked how NAMRIP takes fundamental research out to impact the lives of people at large through commercialization deals with industry, to produce affordable products.

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