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Early Career Researcher conference: Multidisciplinary Approaches to AMR

Hosted by the Ineos Oxford Institute for antimicrobial research

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2023
Venue: St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford




09.00 - 09.30

Registration and coffee

09.30 - 09.40

Opening remarks

Prof Chris Schofield,

Ineos Oxford Institute

Session 1

9.40 - 10.00

Harnessing the power of genomics to combat AMR and control infectious diseases

Dr Elita Jauneikaite,
Imperial College London

10.00 - 10.20

Susceptibility to potentiated penicillins in major Staphylococcus epidermidis lineages

Dr Ibrahim Ba,
University of Cambridge

10.20 - 10.30

Flash talk - PhageLimp: An interventional study using bacteriophages to combat the AMR dissemination in hospitals from Brazil

Dr Willames Martins,
Ineos Oxford Institute

10.30 - 10.40

Flash talk - Loss of an epitranscriptional modification leads to multiform AMR in mycobacteria

Andrea Majstorovic,
Imperial College London

10.40 - 10.50

Flash talk - Modelling drug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in the gastrointestinal tract

Dr Ffion Hammond, University of Oxford


Break and Morning Poster Session

Session 2

11.40 - 12.00

The bug or the bully?: Antimicrobial stewardship policies and justifications for coercive action

Dr Tess Johnson,
University of Oxford

12.00 - 12.20

Nonribosomal antimicrobial peptides that target multi drug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria

Dr Stephen Cochrane,
Queens University Belfast

12.20 -12.30

Flash talk - Genomic epidemiology and evolution of globally distributed carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter baumannii

Dr Evangelos Mourkas,
Ineos Oxford Institute

12.30 -12.40

Flash talk - Quantifying the use of antimicrobials across the poultry production system in South and Southeast Asia

Sophie Hedges,
Royal Veterinary College

12.40 - 12.50

Flash talk - An Antibiofilm Therapy for UTIs

Dr Ashraf Zarkan,
University of Cambridge

12.50 - 13.40


Session 3

13.40 -


Pills, Pigs, Policies - tackling AMR as a biosocial problem

Dr Claas Kirchelle (virtual),

University College Dublin

14.00 -


Using participatory systems mapping to identify hotspots for AMR interventions in aquaculture

Dr Lucy Brunton,
Royal Veterinary College

14.20 - 14.30

Flash talk - The global ecological landscape of Enterobacteriaceae within the human gut microbiome

Dr Qi Yin,
University of Cambridge

14.30 - 14.40

Flash talk - The importance of genotypic and phenotypic characterization of uropathogens in low- and middle-income countries: a case study from Egypt

Mohamed Eladawy,
Nottingham Trent University

14.40 - 14.50

Flash talk – Development of broad-spectrum MBL inhibitors

Dr Monisha Singha,
Ineos Oxford Institute


Break and Afternoon Poster Session

Session 4

15.40 -


Genetically modified bacteriophages can clear intracellular infections

Dr Antonia Sagona,
University of Warwick

16.00 - 16.20

Time-resolved ligand dynamics in a β-lactamase observed using drop-on-chip mixing at synchrotrons and XFELs

Dr Catherine Tooke,
University of Bath

16.20 - 16.30

Flash talk – Using native mass spectrometry to characterise enzymes involved in antimicrobial resistance

Dr John Young,
University of Oxford

16.30 - 16.40

Flash talk

Nadira Rakhi,
Ineos Oxford Institute

16.40 - 16.50

Flash talk - Quantitative evaluation of ultrasound-mediated antibiotic therapy in S. aureus and P. aeruginosa biofilms

Dr Sara Keller, University of Oxford

Session 5

16.50 - 17.10

Keynote speaker

Prof Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Lead Pharmacist at UK Health Security Agency

17.10 -


Closing Remarks

17.15-18.00 Drinks reception in Common Room