Registration is open for Antimicrobial drug discovery from traditional and historical medicine Focused Meeting

04 July 2019

Registration is open for the Antimicrobial drug discovery from traditional and historical medicine Focused Meeting. The meeting will take place on 29 October 2019 at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, UK.

The biggest barrier to the successful exploitation of the natural compounds database represented by traditional European medicine is the lack of a cohesive network of scientists focusing on the topic. This pilot meeting aims to scope what is needed in order to build an effective research network and bring together researchers from a range of fields including microbiology, chemistry, botany and the history of medicine.

Unlike other Focused Meetings, the event will not comprise of traditional research presentations but a mix of five-minute introductory flash talks and structured round-table discussions to facilitate networking, collaboration, knowledge exchange and capacity building.

We also have an exciting panel of invited speakers attending the event:

•    Cassandra Quave (Emory University, USA)
•    Christina Lee (University of Nottingham, UK)
•    Heather GRAZ (Neem Biotech, UK)
•    Marcel Jaspars (University of Aberdeen, UK)
•    Vera Fitzsimmons-Thoss (Bangor University, UK)

Society Conference Grants of up to £300 are available to support eligible members wishing to present at this Focused Meeting. Funding is also available for members requiring support for caring costs associated with conference attendance. Eligible members may apply for an additional £500 to support the costs of childcare.

The deadline to submit your grant application and submit your abstract proposal is Monday 5 August.

Register your place for the meeting on our website.

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