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When:

Wed 11 Nov 2015, 4:30pm–5:30pm

Where: Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin, Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: cih2

McAuley Oration/public lecture 'Antibiotic resistance in the genomic era: combating a major threat to global health' - presented by Professor Sharon Peacock.

The Centre for International Health is delighted to host the McAuley Orator and 2015 William Evans Visiting Fellow - Prof Sharon Peacock CBE, FMedSci.

Professor Sharon Peacock is an outstanding academic clinical microbiologist and a global leader in infectious diseases research. Prof Peacock combines scientific training with knowledge of clinical medicine to address questions of public health importance.

Professor Peacock is the Director of the Bloomsbury Research Institute, an Honorary Faculty Member at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Her research group focuses on the use of microbial whole genome sequencing in diagnostic and public health microbiology and its application to outbreak investigation and antimicrobial prescribing. She is also undertaking a series of genomic studies to identify reservoirs of antimicrobial resistance in healthcare facilities, farms, the food chain and the environment. Prof Peacock receives funding from the Medical Research Council through a UKCRC (UK Clinical Research Collaboration) Translational Infection Research Initiative Consortium Grant, and from the Department of Health and Wellcome Trust through a Health Innovation Challenge Fund Award.
Prof Peacock was awarded a CBE for services to medical microbiology in 2015.

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