20 March 2017
Well done to everybody who took part in Bristol Tackles Global Challenges Week which saw BristolBridge and BrisSynBio host 46 investigators from 14 universities and institutes across Thailand, Malaysia and Kenya to develop collaborative international partnerships to address global challenges.
Participants included senior investigators from Mahidol, Chulalongkorn, Chiang Mai, Kasesart, Ubonratchathani and Naresuan universities, the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicines Unit, the Thailand WHO Collaborating Centre for AMR Prevention and Control, BIOTEC and also participants from the University of Malaya and Universiti Teknologi MARA (Selangor, Malaysia).
Combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) was the general theme for the week and the topic of the initial Global Challenges World Cafe workshop which took place at Bristol Zoo. This was followed by a series of workshops focused on natural product discovery for medicine and biotechnology, synthetic and computational biology approaches to vaccine development and evaluation, systems approaches to AMR in different environments, and computational chemistry.