Ep 37: Celia Souque & evolution + outreach. Colistin and silver. Qualitative research on AMS.
Welcome to our slightly delayed April episode! For this one, we bring you an interview with Dr. Celia Souque, an evolutionary biologist with a love for board games. We talk with her about evolution, antibiotic resistance and her great outreach board game project "Drugs vs. bugs" where she worked to design not only an educational tool, but also a beautiful, fun, and engaging game for anyone to play. In the news section, we first comment on a recent research article looking into the role of silver in re-sensitizing colistin-resistant bacteria. Then we move into a recent review paper making a case for the how-to, relevance, and importance of qualitative research in the field of antimicrobial stewardship. Two different but equally interesting reads. Are you ready? Let's dive in!
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- Celia's website.
- Celia's twitter account.
- Drugs vs. Bugs board game.
- "Bacteria ‘shuffle’ their genetics around to develop antibiotic resistance on demand". The Conversation article about integrons by Célia.
- Re-sensitization of mcr carrying multidrug resistant bacteria to colistin by silver. First article covered in the news section.
- The value, challenges and practical considerations of conducting qualitative research on antimicrobial stewardship in primary care. Second article covered in the news.
- AMR Action Fund Announces First Investments in Adaptive Phage Therapeutics and Venatorx Pharmaceuticals. Press release of the latest news on funding by the AMR Action fund.