UCL Antimicrobial Resistance


AMR Networking Event - Summary and slides

22 August 2017

The UCL AMR Network Event took place on the afternoon of Wednesday 26th July. The aim of the event was to showcase the breadth of AMR related research going on at UCL and also to engage our early career researchers. The event was well attended by a diverse group of researchers from across the UCL departments, faculties and schools. 


Ten UCL researchers delivered short presentations about their work which ranged from infection prevention, to novel antimicrobial surfaces and clinical validation of new diagnostic methods. The full list of presenters and titles is shown below and the slides have been made available. Thank you to all our presenters!

The prize for best presentation was awarded to Isabel Bennett from the London Centre for Nanotechnology, who is investigating the mechanism of action of a novel antimicrobial peptide. 

There was also a presentation from Dr Ghada Zubiane, the AMR lead at the Medical Research Council, who talked about upcoming national and internationals opportunities in AMR funding


List of presenters (with links to talks)

Claire Bankier, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering - An assessment of the antimicrobial activity of custom designed nanoparticles and filters

Isabel Bennett, London Centre for Nanotechnology - Investigating the mechanism of action of a novel antimicrobial peptide on live E. coli cells

Rachael Dickman, Department of Chemistry - The binding of nisin to lipid II: a chemical and structural biology study

Lucy van Dorp, UCL Genetics Institute - The global distribution and spread of the mobilized colistin resistance gene mcr-1

Ivan Gout, Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology - Antioxidant function of Coenzyme A in bacteria

Sherif Hamed, Department of Mechanical Engineering - Superhydrophobic nano composite based coatings for reducing bacterial adhesion

Ethel Koranteng, Department of Surgery - New antibacterial smart surfaces for use in healthcare environments

Tom Macdonald, Department of Chemistry - Thiol-stabilised gold nanoparticles for antibacterial surfaces: From batch synthesis to flow manufacturing

Dewi Rhys Owen, Centre for Clinical Microbiology - A comprehensive culture based methodology to resolve discrepancies between routine bacteriology and rapid molecular diagnostics for the diagnosis of hospital-acquired pneumonia

Kerry Roulston, Centre for Clinical Microbiology - Evaluation of the Accelerate Pheno™ system for the identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of gram-negative bacteria, compared with conventional laboratory testing