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Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsHello. I'm Ewan Harrison, and I'm a microbiologist at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. Hello. I'm Beth Blane, and I'm a microbiologist at the University of Cambridge. Welcome to week one of this course on antimicrobial resistance. This week, we will introduce you to the key concepts around antibiotics and antibiotic resistance. We'll explain to you about what antibiotics actually are and why they're so important in modern medicine. We will then discuss why antibiotic resistance is such an important problem. We'll then focus on the fundamental biology of antibiotics, how they kill bacteria, and most importantly, how bacteria become resistant to them. We hope that you find this week interesting, and we look forward to answering your comments and questions.

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