Antimicrobial drug resistance – Research and Innovation
- What is the Summer School about?
- Objectives of the Course
- General information
- Participant requirements
Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat with major economic implications as infections caused by multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria require more expensive treatments and longer in-hospital stays in many cases. Therefore, efforts need to be done to search for new ways to combat this issue.
This 5-days international Eurolife Summer School is focused on the current challenges of antimicrobial resistance including:
- molecular bases of antimicrobial resistance,
- antimicrobial stewardship,
- strategies to control the emergence and spread of multidrug resistant bacteria in different settings,
- design of new rapid diagnostic tools,
- research for the development of new drugs,
- novel therapeutic and diagnostic strategies as well as interventions to tackle antimicrobial resistance.
Aspects related with technological transfer will also be developed during the course.
The program of the Eurolife Summer School 2017 is available here.
By the end of this course, it is expected that the students will have a good understanding of the following areas:
- The major problems associated with antimicrobial resistance.
- The current and future tools to detect antimicrobial resistance both in clinical and research settings.
- The different specific and integrative measures available to control the emergence and dissemination of multidrug and extended-drug resistant bacteria.
- The tools available for recognising, analysing and solving research questions concerning the detection of antimicrobial resistance and the design of potential new antibacterial drugs.
- New strategies to discover and develop new antibacterial drugs.
- The procedures involved in the development and licensing of a patent for specific products to tackle antibiotic resistance.
The “Antimicrobial drug resistance – Research and Innovation” Eurolife Summer School lasts one week and will be held in Barcelona (School of Medicine -University of Barcelona) from 10th to 14th July 2017. The Eurolife Summer School is organised by the University of Barcelona together with the Barcelona Institute for Global Health. Furhtermore, leading experts from other Eurolife institutions will participate as lecturers.
The inscription fees for three (3) students from each Eurolife Institution will be supported by the network. Each institution will select their candidates.
The participation fee (700€) includes:
- Accommodation (5 nights, from 9th-14th July 2017) including breakfast.
- Lunch during the 5-days Course.
- Social activities (included in the Course).
This Summer School is addressed mainly to PhD students who are further along in their project and who are interested on increasing their knowledge related to different aspects in the field of antimicrobial resistance. Although PhD students well advanced in their doctoral project will be prioritized, master’s students might also apply.
During the 5-days course, all students will have the opportunity to present a brief summary of her/his thesis followed by a 5 minutes discussion with the professors and students involved.
Interested candidates must contact the Eurolife Network Liaison Officer in their Home University and send them the application form and the following documents no later than Friday 31st March 2017.
- Application form
- Curriculum vitae
- Motivation letter
- Supporting material: Students will need to provide a brief description of their Master or PhD project. In case of PhD projects, year of PhD has to be highlighted.