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Bacteria are everywhere, but are they good or bad for us? Join us and learn about these tiny creatures in human health. You'll discover how some bacteria can cause diseases and how we can fight them with antibiotics. But be careful, antibiotics have their own drawbacks and can lead to resistance. Find out how to use them wisely and how to keep your microbiome happy.
Poop transplants, is it a thing?
Adèle Rakotonirina (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Geneva)
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Antibiotic resistance in microbes: history, challenges, and future prospects
Dr. Nabil Hanna (Senior Research Associate, University of Geneva)
Antibiotics have been used to cure bacterial infections for more than 70 years. In the battle against bacteria, antibiotics have certainly been a blessing to human civilization by saving millions of lives. However, every antibiotic that is introduced into clinical use has a limited shelf life as it selects for bacteria that have some intrinsic or acquired mechanism of resistance. During my talk, we will have a historical overview on antibiotics development and mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in bacteria, and future strategies to fight the emerging antimicrobial resistant threat.
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