The Drugs Don’t Work: 19th – 20th September 2017

We are delighted to invite you to a 2-day (EPSRC sponsored) symposium dedicated to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and host-pathogen interaction ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’ on 19-20th September to celebrate the launch of the Florey Institute, one of the University’s 2022 Futures strategic investments. We will be hosting the event in partnership with the Sheffield Antimicrobial Resistance Network (SHAMROK, funded by the EPSRC).

The Florey Institute conducts research into infectious disease and how pathogens interact with their host; set within the context of emerging antibiotic resistance the initiative brings together researchers from science and medicine through to front line clinical staff. SHAMROK (www.shamrok.org) aims to enable new research and translational opportunities to facilitate engineering and physical sciences involvement to tackle the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Against this background of multidisciplinary research, the 2-day symposium will highlight recent advances in bacterial pathogenesis and host-pathogen interactions, with a focus on antimicrobial resistant pathogens Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Annaliesa Anderson (Pfizer, NY)
  • David Dockrell (University of Edinburgh)
  • Ross Fitzgerald (University of Edinburgh)
  • Tim Foster (Trinity College, Dublin)
  • Paul Kubes (University of Calgary)
  • Jodi Lindsay (St George’s, University of London)
  • Victor Nizet (University of California, San Diego School of Medicine)

Date: 19-20 September 2017
Venue: The Diamond, University of Sheffield.
Registration: Staff 20 GBP, Students 10 GBP. Please register through online shop. For more information, including details about the poster competition, please see the Florey Institute website.

We hope you are able to join us.