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UN General Assembly to tackle drug-resistant bacteria

On 21 September 2016, global leaders met at the the UN General Assembly for a one-day high-level meeting  in New York on “Antimicrobial Resistance“. The meeting included Member States, non-governmental organizations, civil society, the private sector and academic institutions, in order to provide input.

The primary objective of the high-level meeting was to summon and maintain strong national, regional and international political commitment in addressing antimicrobial resistance comprehensively and multi-sectorally, and to increase and improve awareness of antimicrobial resistance.

Faces of CO-ADD: interview with Matthew Piggott

Associate Professor Matthew Piggott completed his BSc and PhD at The University of Western Australia. After postdoctoral stints at The Australian National University and Boston College, he took up a lecturing position at the ANU in the Department of Chemistry. In 2005 Matthew moved to the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UWA.

Matthew was The Judges and People’s Choice Winner for the CO-ADD Chemistry Prize competition ran earlier this year. Matthew and his colleagues have submitted 2500 compounds to the CO-ADD open access screening programme.