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No silver lining to anti-microbial resistance

Our first talk is by Dr. David Scott from the University of Nottingham entitiled “No silver lining to anti-microbial resistance”. 

Current antibiotics are failing due to overuse and those remaining have some serious side effects. We therefore need a compound that kills bacteria, but doesn't affect human health. 

Does silver fit this criteria? What are the consequences of silver resistant bacteria? 

Dr. David Scott will discuss what we currently know and the implications for the future of anti-microbials.

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  • Polly

    very interesting

    May 2, 2014

  • Teri E.

    For the first event I felt it went really well, the atmosphere was light hearted and friendly. The Q&A session ran well and people asked some great questions. We learnt a lot during the event, all of which should make next month even better!

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • paulowls

    not going to commit now as day job can be long days (boots formulation chemist). But would like to come as 5 years formulating anti microbial products and 2 years wound dressings involving silver I have quite a lot of back ground in this. Quick sum up from my point of view Silver good external, antibiotics good internal (need restricted use) new antibiotics into the healthcare impossible due to clinical cost compared to final product price. If talking externally (ie pastes or wound dressings) Personally hate CHG, hate Honey, PHMB is OK but limited (worked at the company that made it), Iodine is good as its cheap and fairly friendly, Quats I like but no history in this field but in theory would work well. Interesting seen a hypocholrite (bleach) used as a spray. But at the end of the day everything will effect human health a little (In my mind can't kill a organic organism without some effect on the human body) but personally don't mind a skin irritation if bacteria are killed.

    April 29, 2014

    • paulowls

      don't worry its not that scary, they are just abbreviations which you can easily google. Quats are a large range of different chemicals but all work on a positive charged Nitrogen. I'm not really smart I just pick things up.

      April 30, 2014

    • Polly

      I just hope to know a little more than I do now by the end of the evening - and maybe meet some nice people :-)

      April 30, 2014

  • Claire

    Hi. I just noticed the comments re parking and recall the Canal Street car park should be doable.

    April 29, 2014

  • Allyson T.

    Is there parking at or near The Vat and Fiddle?

    April 28, 2014

    • Teri E.

      There are a small number of short stay bays outside the pub, otherwise there's parking available at the train station which is only a short walk away. There may be some cheaper parking further down traffic street, but I can't remember the details. Hope that helps!

      April 29, 2014

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