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IMSE Lunchtime Seminar Series: Challenges in Antimicrobial Resistance

The challenge that will be discussed in this session is:

Antimicrobial resistance within infectious and heritable diseases

Please register in advance via Eventbrite.  Attendance is free – all welcome, including Imperial alumni, school students, the general public, and staff and students of Imperial and other universities.
Presenations followed by discussion with Lunch provided. 


Dr Julien Vaubourgeix

After completing his PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Mamadou Daffé at the Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology in 2009 in Toulouse, France, Julien joined the laboratory of Dr. Carl Nathan at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, USA, as a postdoctoral fellow (2009-2014), an instructor (2014-2017) and an assistant professor (2017-2018). This experience spurred a continued interest in approaching TB research through multi-disciplinary approaches—spanning microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, structural biology, time-lapse and super-resolution fluorescence photomicroscopy and quantification of observed phenotypes using computational tools.

Yi Liu

Yi Liu obtained their BSc degree in 2016 in Biochemistry at Imperial, and continued studies in MRes Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, when they joined the Larrouy-Maumus lab in one rotation project and became interested in mycobacterium pathology and its mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance. Currently Yi is working as a second-year PhD student with Gerald Larrouy-Maumus, investigating on the antimicrobial resistance mechanisms of Mycobacterium abscessus, a bacteria named as “clinical nightmare”.

How to get there

The easiest way to get to Roderic Hill Building (A2 on the campus map) from the Sherfield walkway.
The entrance to ACEX is adjacent to the Union shop (selling stationery and clothing) and directly opposite a doorway into the senior common room.
Walking with the common rooms on your left hand side, you will eventually reach the entrance to the ACE Extension on your right hand side.
Walk through the ACEX’s glass doors main entrance, up the short flight of stairs and zig-zag through to the foyer of Chemical Engineering. Ahead you will see into the control room of the Chemical Engineerig pilot plant (a large pipework system visible beyond the control room).
Turn left, walking around-and-beyond the enclosed staircase, and into a long social area with seating under the windows. Head through towards the whole length of the breakout seating and go through the double doors at the end, into a corridor of offices.
Continue along the corridor through to the Department of Aeronautics.
Follow the corridor around to the right. At the end, go through the left-hand set of double doors that connect the ACEX to a stairwell of the Roderic Hill Building, marked level 2.
For rooms RODH 252, 253 and 254, head up two floors until you reach the fourth floor of the stairwell, which leads to the second floor of the Roderic Hill Building.
NB: The floor numbering is not clear – stairwell level 4 actually leads to RODH Building floor 2.
As you walk ahead through double doors into the corridor, the lecture theatres are on the right hand side, and each has two doorways.

About IMSE

The Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering (IMSE) is one of Imperial College London’s Global Institutes, drawing on the strength of its four faculties to address some of the grand challenges facing the world today. The Institute’s activities are focused on tackling problems where molecular innovation plays an important role.

The Highlight Seminar Series brings eminent speakers from across the globe to Imperial to increase awareness of areas where molecular science and engineering can make a valuable contribution and to promote exchanges with academic and industrial centres of excellence.

More Events in the Challenge To Antimicrobial Resistance Series

Thursday 13 February Lunchtime Seminar – Challenges to Antimicrobial Stewardship presented by Dr Nina J. Zhu and Dr Esmita Charani

Thursday 27 February Lunchtime Seminar – Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance presented by Dr Jon Otter and Dr Pau Herrero-Viñas

Wednesday 4 March Briefing Paper Launch – “Smart surfaces” to address infection and antimicrobial resistance

Thursday 20 March Lunchtime Seminar – Lymphatic System Transport and Vaccine Adjuvants  presented by Professor James Moore and Anna Blankey

Thursday 26 March Lunchtime Seminar – Nano technological Approaches to Fight Infectious Diseases presented by Dr Anna Kloechner and Dr Tiago Dias da Costa

If you have any questions about accessibility requirements please email Leah Adamson (IMSE Events Officer) on l.adamson@imperial.ac.uk

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