Antibiotic resistance – joint actions towards sustainable solutions: Symposium and the 2023 Göran Gustafsson Lecture in Medicine

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Universitetshuset, sal IX
  • Lecturer: Professor Gerry Wright
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  • Organiser: Uppsala University, Uppsala Antibiotic Center and the Göran Gustafsson Foundations
  • Contact person: Agneta Mattsson, Eva Garmendia
  • Föreläsning

Welcome to a symposium on antibiotic resistance together with the 2023 Göran Gus­tafs­son lecture in medi­cine.

Every year, Uppsala University, together with the The Göran Gustafsson Foundation, invites an inter­national­ly renowned research­er in medicine to give a lecture. This year’s lecture and symposium is given in collaboration with Uppsala University’s Uppsala Antibiotic Center.

Registration is now open! Register at Deadline is on 11 April.

The 2023 Göran Gustafsson lecturer and key note lecturer is Professor Gerry Wright, Executive Director for Canada's Global Nexus for Pandemics and Biological Threats and Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University, Canada.


Chairpersons: Eva Tiensuu Janson, Deputy Vice-Rector, and Anders Karlén, Professor.

13.00–13.10 Welcome
Anders Hagfelt, Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University, and Mats Larhed, Vice-Rector for the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy.

13.15–14.10 “Resistance-guided Antiobiotic Discovery”
Keynote lecturer Gerry WrightExecutive Director for Canada's Global Nexus for Pandemics and Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University, Canada.

14.10–14.35 Coffee break

14.35–14.50 “Resistance Dynamics: Past, Present and Future”
Linus Sandegren, Associate Professor, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology.

14.55–15.10 “Development of New Antibiotics”
Diarmaid Hughes, Professor, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, and ENABLE-2 co-coordinator.

15.15–15.30 “Current Ideas on How to Incentivise New Antibiotics R&D”
Francesco Ciabuschi, Professor, Department of Business Studies.

15.35–15.50 “Consumer Behaviour and Antibiotic Resistance – The Average Joe Latency”
Anna-Carin Nordvall, Associate Professor, Department of Business Studies. 

15.50–15.55 Break

15.55–16.10 “Micro-Fluidics Against a Macro-Problem: Rapid Diagnostics of AMR in Bloodstream Infections”
Christer Malmberg, Chief Scientist at Gradientech.

16.15–16.30 “Perspectives on Antimicrobial Use and Resistance Among Swedish Physicians and Veterinarians”
Hedvig Gröndal, postodoc, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

16.35–16.50 “Making the Antibiotics Hit the Right Bacteria: New Delivery Approaches to More Efficient Medicines Without Adverse Reactions”
Christel Bergström, Professor, Department of Pharmacy.

16.50–17.00 Concluding remarks
Anders Karlen, Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry.

17.00–17.10 Break

17.10–18.00 After session with Professor Gerry Wright (exclusive for young researchers who have registered to attend)
Moderator: Eva Garmendia, Coordinator, Uppsala Antibiotic Center.