Bengaluru: Bringing together experts from across the UK and India, a five-day workshop will explore innovative approaches for the development of new antibiotics. This Newton Fund – Royal Society of Chemistry workshop will take place from 14 to 18 December 2017 at the Bengaluru-based Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD). Forty participants, twenty each from India and the UK, will be selected through open competition and steered by 10 expert mentors and observers.
A panel of expert mentors from British Council, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, PHE, RGICD, Royal Society of Chemistry and the University of York has been convened to consider the chemistry-microbiology interface and scope for innovation.
The collaboration will explore a range of issues, from design and synthesis of novel drugs through to their preclinical evaluation, with a particular emphasis on antimicrobial resistance to tuberculosis.