Global symposium on AMR to be organised by Amrita Varsity

The event, titled ‘Man v/s Microbes –The Race of the Century’ will see 18 AMR experts from the globe discuss critical issues on AMR

A three-day virtual global symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) will be organised from February 24, 2021, by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s School of Biotechnology in collaboration with CHARM, University of California San Diego, and Bengaluru-based Bugworks Research and Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP). 


The event, titled ‘Man v/s Microbes –The Race of the Century’ will see 18 AMR experts from the US, the UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, Singapore and India address issues like global needs and priorities to combat AMR and promoting investment for research and innovation.

A panel discussion called the India Innovation Pavilion will be held on February 25, 2021, at 3 pm. It would highlight the AMR innovation work being done by the best companies in India in the fields of drug discovery, diagnostics, and devices. 

Another panel discussion titled ‘Combatting AMR – The Road Ahead’ would be held on February 26, 2021, at 4 pm. Experts from India and abroad will look at all the elements that would need to come together for India to get a good handle on the AMR situation and the key initiatives that the country needs to drive in an accelerated mode. 

Experts from Dept of Biotechnology (Govt of India), AIIMS Bhopal, IIT – Bombay, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Jawaharlal Nehru University, DBT-BIRAC and WHO- AMR India Country Office will speak at the symposium, along with top AMR researchers from prestigious universities in Switzerland, the US, Australia, Canada and Singapore.

Sessions would be held on themes like: 

  • The future of antibiotics and resistance
  • Alternatives to antibiotics for multi-drug resistant infections
  • Abrupt emergence of the superbug super-clones
  • Antimicrobial resistance: Indian scenario
  • Combatting AMR – The road ahead
  • Economics of antibiotic stewardship or State AMR containment Policy in India (Private Public Partnership).
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