Prof Matt Cooper, The University of Queensland
An antibiotic is an agent that either kills or inhibits the growth of a microorganism. Bugs however are alive ……… and they evolve.
The range of antibiotics we have had available to us is shrinking, not only because of ‘overuse’ but simply because we ‘use’ them at all. We are looking down the barrel of humans dying of infections caused by simple wounds like a graze on the knee. Many strains of known diseases like TB are now multiple drug resistant (MDR), and many other diseases are well on their way to being MDR. Where to from here??
- Time: Dinner 6pm, Meeting 7:30pm.
- Venue: The Redbrick Hotel, Cnr Annerley and Stephens Rd, Woolloongabba.
- Arrangements: Doors open at 6pm. No need to book – just show up!
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