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The University of Southampton
Global Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance and Infection Prevention

Bringing the AMR networks together: a meeting to pool expertise and scope a future strategy Event

25 August 2015
The Chapel, Royal Victoria Country Park

For more information regarding this event, please email Frances Clarke at .

Event details

In 2015, EPSRC awarded grants to 11 UK Universities for 'Bridging the Gap' between Engineering and Physical Science (EPS) and non-Engineering and Physical Science (Non-EPS), to carry out research into ways to combat antimicrobial resistance. This meeting was designed to make the most of the funding by sharing best practice and exchanging knowledge in an AMR 'super-network'

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Working together

It makes sense to collaborate across networks to share plans and avoid duplicating research


The AMR challenge

Nine of the eleven universities who won funding from EPSRC were represented

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Each University gave a short presentation describing how they were forming their network and what activities they were planning.


  • 13.30 - Refreshments (tea/coffee and cakes) on arrival
  • 13.55 – Welcome from Professor Tim Leighton.
  • 14.00 - Roberto La Ragione and Richard Curry (University of Surrey)
  • 14.15 – Steven Bell (Queens University Belfast)
  • 14.30 – John King (University of Nottingham)
  • 14.45 – Adrian Mulholland and Claire Spreadbury (University of Bristol)
  • 15.00 – Jamie Hobbs (University of Sheffield)
  • 15.15 – Pantelis Georgiou (Imperial College)
  • 15.30 – Danish Malik (University of Loughborough)
  • 15.45 – Maggie Smith (University of York)
  • 16.00 – Andrew Pitt (Aston University) unable to attend, sent apologies
  • 16.15 – Chris Dowson (Warwick University) unable to attend, sent apologies
  • 16.30 – Tim Leighton (University of Southampton)
  • 17.30 – Transport to Netley, Royal Victoria Country Park (about 6 miles).
  • 18.00 – Reception with wine and canapés and a tour of the old Chapel.
  • 19.00 – Dinner and networking.
  • 21.00 – Finish and transport back to Southampton/stations/airport.

The first part of the meeting was held at the University of Southampton. The second part was at nearby Royal Victoria Country Park. This location was the site for Florence Nightingale's immense military hospital, a three storey building stretching 1,400 yards, along Southampton Water. In the centre of the building was the Chapel which separated the two wings and which is all that remains of the hospital today. Given Florence Nightingale's pioneering work on infection prevention it was an apt venue. Delegates were taken on a tour of the bell tower by knowledgeable guides who were experts in the history of the hospital. Dinner in the main part of the chapel followed and during the meal synergies and collaborative plans and strategies for the future were discussed.

Speaker information

Various speakers,,see programme above,for a full list of delegates

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