2-3 November 2017 Australian Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Forum
The National AMR Forum will be held in Brisbane over two days on Thursday November 2 and Friday November 3, 2017.
3-5 April 2017 Solutions for Drug-Resistant Infections (SDRI 2017) conference
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Brisbane
17 November 2016 Superbugs at the Olympics - science and sport community event
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia - 5.30pm to 8pm
14 November 2016 3rd Annual Queensland Forum on Antimicrobial Resistance
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) Education Centre, Herston, Australia - 9am to 7pm
18 September 2016 The ABC of ATGC for TB
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia - 9am to 1pm
19 April 2017 Bacteria do not respect borders - notes from the SDRI 2017 conference - Longitued Proze blog post
10 April 2017 A closer look at Solutions for Drug-Resistant Infections (SDRI 2017) - American Chemical Society (ACS) Axial blog post
3 April 2017 Brisbane hosts global health leaders in fight against antibiotic resistance
UQ News media release for Solutions for Drug-Resistant Infections (SDRI 2017) conference
ABC Brisbane Radio Katherine Freeney interview with SDRI 2017 Plenary speaker Dame Sally Davies, CMO for England
and panel discussion with Matt Coooper and other SDRI plenary speakers
3 March 2017 How to solve a problem like antibiotic resistance - Essays in Biochemistry paper highlight
2 Nov 2016 How to respond to the antibiotics crisis
ABC Radio National Big Ideas program - highlights of Will Antibiotics Run Out? presented at Bond University with Mark Blaskovich
30 Oct 2016 Drug resistance and a coming pandemic
ABC Radio National Future tense radio interview with Mark Blaskovich
13 Sept 2016 Paralympian highlights the importance of antibiotic research
CO-ADD Ambassador Chris Bond shares his inspirational story in fighting a bacterial infection
12 Sept 2016 UQ’s work on inflammatory disease treatment wins $22m global investment
IMB CSS Director Professor Matthew Cooper has co-founded the company Inflazome Ltd with $22m global investment for inflammatory disease research
12 Sept 2016 So long, superbugs - crowdsourcing is here
UQ Research Impact story for Research Week
30 August 2016 ABC News article: Common cold or serious illness? Biomarkers can tell the difference and limit antibiotic misuse
Courier Mail article: Test allowing doctors to distinguish bewteen viral and bacterial infections in sight
IMB CSS Deputy-Director A/Prof Lachlan Coin says a new test to be available within a few years could save lives and reduce antibiotic use. Latest diagnostic research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
Interview with Matt Cooper about the new Antibiotic Use in Australia (AURA) report, June 2016
K Hansford, M Blaskovich and M Cooper (scientific publication)
28 April 2016 SBS article – These three Aussie scientists are fighting the war on superbugs – feat. Dr Alysha Elliott
19 April 2016 ABC Catalyst special episode on Antibiotic Resistance
25 January 2016 ZME Science article - Antibiotics – the end of an era?
8 December 2015 Courier Mail, QWeekend’s Best and Brightest feature Featuring IMB CSS Director Professor Matthew Cooper
IMB CSS Dr Alysha Elliott swabbed people’s hands and common workplace surfaces to expose some of the germiest places around the office, as part of Global Handwashing Day (15 Oct).
16 September 2015 ACS C&EN Virtual Symposium: Advances in drug discovery and development
Launch of the Institute for Molecular Bisocience (IMB) Centre for Superbug Solutions (CSS) at Customs House. Event video.
8 September 2015 The Conversation - When should you take antibiotics
September 2015 UQ Discovery magazine – Superbug turning point?
7 August2015 Nature Reviews Drug Discovery - A community-based approach to new antibiotic discovery (scientific publication)
10 July 2015 Radio New Zealand This way Up - New antibiotics
June 2015 Science in Public - Stories of Australian Science 2015 Featuring CO-ADD
18/19 June 2015 Media launch of the Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery (CO-ADD)
13 May 2015 ACS Infectious Disease Viewpoint - Helping Chemists Discover New Antibiotics (scientific publication)
Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) Virtual Symposium
The President’s FY 2016 Budget submission calls for nearly doubling the amount of funding for combating antibiotic resistance to more than $1.2 billion for the Departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Defense, and Veterans Affairs.
Centre Director Professor Matt Cooper discusses the current challenges we face in discovering and developing new antibiotics.
19 November 2014 7News investigation - Lifesaving antibiotics losing effectiveness
Centre Director Professor Matt Cooper discusses how we are now currently confronting one of the greatest threats to public health, partly because of what we eat.
18 September 2014 Longitude Prize case study
Centre Director Professor Matt Cooper’s work is profiled by the Longitude Prize, which this year is challenging researchers around the world to create a cost-effective, accurate, rapid, and easy-to-use test for bacterial infections that will allow health professionals worldwide to administer the right antibiotic at the right time.
7 June 2014 The Science Show, ABC Radio National
Centre Director Professor Matt Cooper discusses how the use of antibiotics in agriculture is creating a fertile ground for antibiotic resistance in our global community.
Centre Director Professor Matt Cooper highlights how a tiny chip that measures the level of antibiotic molecules in the blood and determines how they work against bacteria could help doctors develop personalised treatment plans to fight superbugs. Source: CBS News
25 November 2013 PM, ABC News – Fears the post antibiotic era has arrived
Professor Matt Cooper discusses what a life without antibiotics would look like.
26 September 2013 Catalyst, ABC TV – The emergence of untreatable gonorrhoea
Opinion piece by Centre Director Professor Matt Cooper. Source: The Courier-Mail
Opinion piece by Centre Director Professor Matt Cooper.
2 August 2013 Today Tonight – Superbug health challenge
Centre Director Professor Matt Cooper discusses how thousands of Australians are dying each year from infections caused by the misuse and overuse of the very drugs designed to treat them.
Opinion piece by Centre Director Professor Matt Cooper.
7 December 2012 The Conversation – New antibiotics: what’s in the pipeline?
31 October 2012 Four Corners, ABC TV – Rise of the superbugs
Centre Director Professor Matt Cooper comments on the rise and rise of superbugs, and how our reliance on antibiotics could post a serious threat to our health.
29 October 2012 The Conversation – Explainer: what are antibiotics?