Groningen the center of developing new antibiotics

Thursday 21 April 2016

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The University of Groningen is increasingly developing into the leading Dutch center for research into new antibiotics. Recently got RUG and UMCG appointed 34 promovendi for this purpose, there is also a new Centre for Sustainable Antimicrobials and the university organizes together with the Academy the conference Antibiotics - Now! National and international experts discuss the urgent problem of antimicrobial resistance and in particular the development of new antibiotics.

Watch the video about the antibiotics in Groningen. 

On May 2nd and 3rd The University of Groningen organizes a symposium on Antibiotics together with the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Groningen.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the priorities of the Dutch Government as part of its Presidency of the European Union in 2016. The development of new antibiotics is a major aspect strongly associated to AMR. In a two days symposium international experts communicate state-of-the-art science from the definition of the problem through the discovery, design and synthesis of new antibiotics as well as development of alternative approaches.

This event is of particular interests to all stakeholders in the area of antibiotics and AMR.