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Fascination Science


Tue 28 Feb 2017, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Where: Massey University Albany Campus, State Highway 17, Albany, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: kowhaiz

Antibiotic resistance: how did this happen and what will we do next?
Dr Heather Hendrickson

The World Health Organization has called antibiotic resistance a serious global public health threat. Scientists and politicians alike have declared that we are bound for a “post-antibiotic era”, where minor scratches or common procedures like childbirth may lead to death.

Antibiotic resistance is the outcome of the ways that we have used these precious drugs since their discovery. This has also come about because of the unique ways that bacteria (the good and the bad) are able to evolve. Come and learn about what is being done to understand how antibiotic resistance evolves in bacteria, what we can do to preserve antibiotics and the strategies that scientists are coming up with in order to fight dangerous bacterial infections in the future.

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