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Global Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance and Infection Prevention

NAMRIP Summer Sandpit 2018 with BRC/NBIC/CIC Event

Summer Conference 2017
09:00 - 16:00
5 July 2018
Chilworth Manor Chilworth Hampshire SO16 7PT

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Yvonne Richardson on 02380 594943 or email .

Event details

This event is open to all members of NAMRIP including early career researchers, academics and clinicians. It is an opportunity for members to make new collaborations and start the process of building funding applications aimed at tackling Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention.

Discussion at 2016 summer conference
Working together across disciplines to tackle AMR

The day will start with updates from NAMRIP, National Biofilm Innovation Centre, Biomedical Research Centre and Concept in Confidence. We will then hear from the research funders about funding calls relevant to AMR and Infection Prevention, both open calls and those on the horizon.  There will be a chance to get to meet new members via speed networking before jumping into the sandpit part of the day! The day will end with each group having the opportunity to present initial ideas to a panel and receive informal feedback to help develop their application further.   

The event is free to attend, however we ask that you register by 21st June 2018 please.

Draft Programme

09:00 – Registration – Tea/coffee

09:15 – Welcome and NAMRIP update – Professor Tim Leighton

  • National Biofilms Innovation Centre  – Professor Jeremy Webb
  • Southampton Biomedical Research Centre - Professor Rob Read 
  • MRC Concept in Confidence – Professor Salim Khakoo

10:00 - Funding Opportunities

  • EPSRC - Dr Kate Bowman, Senior Manager, Physical Sciences Theme, AMR portfolio
  • MRC -  Dr Jessica Boname, Programme Manager, Bacteriology & AMR  
  • BBSRC - Dr Stephen Webb, Strategy and Policy Manager, AMR
  • Innovate UK - Dr Gordon Ford, Innovation Lead-Biomedical Enabling Technologies, Ageing Society, Health & Nutrition

10:30 – Speed networking

11:00 – Tea/coffee

11:15 – Delegates form into groups – identify problems / research questions / possible solutions / identify new partnerships

12:30 – Groups give update – gaps identified

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Opportunity to change groups / groups continue to develop ideas

15:00 – Groups present ideas to panel (Tim Leighton, Jeremy Webb, Rob Read, Salim Khakoo, Mark Richardson) and receive informal feedback

16:00 – Closing remarks and finish

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