Skip to 0 minutes and 8 seconds Resistance to antibiotics is one of the most pressing issues in global health today. This exciting new online course, Antimicrobial Resistance and Bacterial Pathogens, is about the laboratory techniques used to detect and study antimicrobial resistance and the new horizons opened up by the application of genomic techniques. I’m Fahad Khokhar. And I’m Beth Blane. We’re researchers at the University of Cambridge. In this course, you’ll be learning about some of the mechanisms of bacterial resistance to antibiotics and some techniques used to identify resistant strains, and molecular methods with bioinformatic tools to analyse genomic data.
Skip to 0 minutes and 45 seconds You’ll also hear from leaders in the field of AMR research to gain an insight into how they are using these techniques and tools, as well as potential issues they might be facing as we continue to combat this global threat. If you are a health care professional or scientist working in AMR or anyone with an interest in this urgent problem, then this course is for you. You will learn about the most effective techniques available and the impact of genomics. You’ll also hear from people all over the world working in the field.
Skip to 1 minute and 12 seconds We hope you’ll be able to join us over the next few weeks and to take part in discussions about AMR and how to solve some of the problems it causes for health care around the world.