BASEL LIFE 2019

9–12 September 2019

Congress Center Basel
Switzerland

Antibiotic resistance

Date

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Chairs

Eric Kübler (FHNW, Muttenz, Switzerland)
Jürg Dreier (Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd., Switzerland)

Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance has become a major threat to public health. Inappropiate use of antibiotics had and still has a major effect on resistance evolution. Rapid diagnostics of the pathogen and determination of its antibicrobial susceptibility will be one strategy for more effective antibotics treatments as well as for epidemiological surveillance of resistant pathogens. Also, new insights in antibiotics resistance mechanisms can support the development of new antimicrobials. In this session, the speakers will focus on both the latest advances in antimicrobial diagnostics and the pathogen's resistance mechanisms.