Wellcome Connecting Science Meeting: Antimicrobial Resistance – Genomes, Big Data and Emerging Technologies

The third Wellcome Connecting Science meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is going to take place virtually between the 27-29 April 2022.

Antimicrobial resistance has become a major challenge in our globalised world, and tackling it will take the combined resources and effort of researchers working across different disciplines. Technical advances in recent years continue to expand our ability to collect vast amounts of genomic information on pathogens, and a wealth of data is being collected in epidemiological and surveillance studies, including on the socio-economic burden of AMR.

This year programme will include antimicrobial discovery and global trends in AMR, in addition to the focus on genomic evidence and the other tools for surveillance. It will highlight the recent advances in the rapidly emerging field of machine learning and GWAS methods to predict AMR. We will also discuss the role of vaccines in AMR, diagnostics, and how to translate the research findings into clinical practice and policy.

This conference will bring together basic researchers, clinicians, computer scientists, and policymakers interested in pathogen genomics, epidemiology and surveillance, machine learning, as well as the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic tools and approaches.

Abstract and bursary deadline: 1 March 2022

Registration deadline: 19 April 2022

To increase the international diversity of attendees and promote more inclusive scientific discussions at our conferences, delegates based in Lower and Middle-Income Countries can register for free.

For the programme and further information see here.

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