EAM past activities
|Year||EAM’s Key initiatives|
|2019||EAM Symposium at FEMS2019 Congress ‘From systems to synthetic biology’
|2019||Symposium on Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis – A European Tribute to Stanley Falkow
Read a wrap-up of the event here.
|2018||Workshop – a retreat workshop with a number of presentations
|2017||Workshop – at FEMS2017, EAM chaired the workshop ‘Bacterial Survival Strategies’|
|2016||Workshop – a retreat workshop with a number of presentations|
|2015||Special event – at FEMS2015, EAM chaired the special event ‘Microbiome and human health’|
|2014||Workshop – a retreat workshop with a number of presentations|
|2013||Workshop – Infection Diagnostics and Infection Biology|
|2012||Seminar – a seminar addressing Coinfections was hosted by the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM) and the German National Academy of Sciences in Leopoldina. Ten speakers presented. A Special Edition ‘Co-infections’ was produced by the EAM and EMF in FEMS Journal Pathogens and Disease. It included a total of 10 x mini reviews / research articles.|
|2011||Workshop – participation at the FEMS Congress 2011 included a 2 hour EAM/EMF-led Keynote Lecture and Roundtable Discussion on “Emerging Diseases — Pandemics, Drug Resistance and Vaccines”|
|2011||Article – the enemy within us: lessons from the 2011 European Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak|
The investigation of novel approaches for tackling the antimicrobial resistance crisis must be part of any global response to this problem if an untimely reversion to the pre-penicillin era of medicine is to be avoided. One such promising avenue of research involves so-called antibiotic resistance breakers (ARBs), capable of re-sensitising resistant bacteria to antibiotics. This review introduces the area of ARB research, summarises the current state of ARB development with emphasis on the various major classes of ARBs currently being investigated and their modes of action, and offers a perspective on the future direction of the field.