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|
Worldwide, infections are resuming their role as highly effective killing diseases, as current treatments are failing to respond to the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In this minireview, the impact of AMR in healthcare systems and the major bacteria behind it are highlighted. Ecological aspects of AMR evolution and the complexity of its molecular mechanisms are explained. Major concepts, such as intrinsic, acquired and adaptive resistance, as well as tolerance and heteroresistance, are also clarified. More importantly, the problematic of biofilms and their role in AMR, namely their main resistance and tolerance mechanisms, are elucidated. Finally, some of the most promising anti-biofilm strategies being investigated are reviewed.