AIMMS post-graduate course: New paradigms targeting resistance against antimicrobials

10/30/2014 | 10/31/2014


W&N Building, VU University

AIMMS post-graduate course: New paradigms targeting resistance against antimicrobials

Amsterdam Institute for Molecules, Medicines and Systems


Cursus / training

Infective diseases are amongst the illnesses we have lost fear of, thanks to the successes of medicine and biology. However, as antibiotics are too often used as first resorts, their application became so ubiquitous that resistance develops. Resistance against antimicrobials is now threatening most human societies and requires effective actions.

Antimicrobial resistance is of great interest to multiple sciences: the chemistry of drug-macromolecule interactions, the biology of the adapting and evolving target organism and the medicine of parasite-human interactions. In all these aspects, quantitative features and complexity matter, inviting contributions from mathematical modelling and precise experimentation. The integration of these disciplines is a considerable challenge participants of the AIMMS post-graduate course New paradigms targeting resistance against antimicrobials get acquainted with.

The two-day course comprises:

  • An introduction to the societal impacts of antimicrobial resistance
  • Seven lectures about molecular and network approaches aimed at reducing the occurrence of resistance
  • Two hands-on tutorials to design anti-resistance strategies at both molecular target and network levels
  • Project plan presentations
  • Intensive scientific discussion
  • Suggestions for new collaborations

The course is open to staff researchers, post-docs, PhD students and excellent Master’s students working at universities, research institutes and in industry, studying molecular cell biology, physiology, systems biology, pharmacology, pharmacy, research management and medicine and all other professionals interested in new antimicrobials and resistance who would like to obtain insights in possible new approaches to antimicrobial resistance.

Download the course information sheet containing the course outline, organization, end terms, etc.

The course programme can be found here.

Register via this online form before 8 October.

Participation is free of charge for all AIMMS members, €100 for PhD students and post-docs outside AIMMS and €250 for pharmaceutical professionals. Your payment will be invoiced, please provide us your purchase number in the registration form.