Upcoming Conferences

Antimicrobial Resistance

Convened by Institute on Science for Global Policy
Houston, TX, United States
03-19-2013 - 03-22-2013

The topic of Emerging and Persistent Infectious Diseases (EPID) has been identified by participating governments and the private sector as a major priority for the Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP). Food Safety, Security,and Defense (FSSD) and Synthetic Biology (SB), as they relate to EPID, were also identified as priorities. Aspects of these topics were addressed at this invitation only ISGP conference, EPID: Focus on Antimicrobial Resistance.

Conference Announcement


Policy Position papers

ISGP Podcast: Hard to Resist

Dr. Timothy Palzkill
Antibiotic resistance is a serious and growing public health concern. Infections caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (a.k.a. MRSA) a...

ISGP Podcast: License to Build

Dr. Eriko Takano and Dr. Rainer Breitling
The "building blocks" of synthetic biology can create new antimicrobials while switching the process of antibiotic discovery from industry-level to ac...

ISGP Podcast: The Non-Resident's Evil

Dr. Thomas O’Brien and Dr. John Stelling
Antibiotic resistance is poised to be one of the biggest public health challenges of our time, and some experts suggest implementing a global antibiot...

ISGP Podcast: Resisting Resistance

ISGP PODCAST summarizes the debate of Dr. Eili Klein's paper, "How Misaligned Incentives Influence Antibiotic Prescribing and Resistance"
The debate of "How Misaligned Incentives Influence Antibiotic Prescribing and Resistance," a paper by Dr. Eili Y. Klein, is summarized in this lively ...

Global Infection Prevention: A Strategy to Minimize Antibiotic Resistance

Richard P. Wenzel, M.D., M.Sc.
Professor and Former Chair, Department of Internal Medicine Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, United States Summary Infecti...

Antimicrobial Resistance A New Drug Discovery Perspective Using Synthetic Biology

Eriko Takano, Ph.D., Rainer Breitling, Ph.D.
Professor of Synthetic Biology and Professor of Systems Biology, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manch...

The Future of Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance

Brad Spellberg, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Medical Director for Inpatient Services, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical ...

Managing Antibiotic Resistance in Animal Agriculture amidst Conflicting Moral Beliefs and Scientific Uncertainty

H. Morgan Scott, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States Summary The moral imperative to ...

Mitigating Antibiotic Resistance with DNA Sequence Information

Timothy Palzkill, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States Summary Antibiotic resistance is a gr...

Surveillance of Antibiotic Resistance Gene Epidemics

Thomas F. O’Brien M.D, John Stelling, M.D., M.P.H.
Co-Directors, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women...