LECTURE: Antibiotics: Past, Present & Future
Antibiotics: Past, Present and Future
Antibiotic resistance is on the rise and there appears to be very little development of new and more powerful antibiotics. Is the lethality of small infections re-emerging? In this lecture we will discuss the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria, factors that have created these deadly bacteria and what we can do to reduce the risk. We will also be addressing the chemistry of an antibiotic, how it works and why they have stopped working, we will also look at where we can find new antibiotics. Does the future of effective antibiotics look worrying? Or do we have an ace up our sleeves?