Subject: IIDR eNews *SPECIAL EDITION* June 25th, 2019

IIDR Newsletter - *SPECIAL EDITION* - Issue 29
June 25th, 2019
Thank You, Mr. Braley!

David Braley, whose gifts to the university include a $50-million investment in McMaster teaching, learning and health-care research and delivery, has allocated $7 million from that 2007 gift towards the new David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery.

David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery gives researchers a fighting chance against AMR

The Centre will be home to McMaster’s leading researchers in the field of antimicrobial resistance. The new resources will allow the team to concentrate more specific effort on that problem.

Hamilton joins global fight to solve drug-resistant antibiotics “crisis”

“We are going to discover and develop solutions that will eliminate the threat of drug resistance for Canada and for the world.”

New Centre at McMaster University to tackle the antibiotic resistance crisis

“A centre of this sort is pretty unique,” said Paul O’Byrne, Dean of McMaster's Faculty of Health Sciences.

CHCH: McMaster unveils a new lab aimed at turning the tide against infections that are immune to antibiotics

Every year, about two thousand Canadians die as a result of antibiotic-resistant diseases. A new antibiotic discovery Centre will help researchers combat this growing threat.

The David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery | Taking On The (Antibiotic) Resistance

“The Centre's purpose is to be able to tackle probably the biggest problem we have in medicine in the 21st century. This is Antibiotic Resistance.”

Gallery | The June 24th Grand Opening 

A few highlights from the day. 

Member Highlight
A Trainee Writing Initiative

Resistance: Evolution and the Environment

by Mateusz Faltyn, Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science Candidate, McArthur Lab

Dr. Gerry Wright’s lab is engaged in efforts to discover new antibiotics and antibiotic alternatives such as adjuvants, and in interested in exploring the mechanism, diversity, and evolution of antibiotic resistance.

2019 Seed Funding Recipients

Dedicated to helping eliminate the global threat of antimicrobial resistance, the David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery has demonstrated its commitment to fostering scientific collaboration by providing significant seed funding for four milestone-driven projects related to antimicrobial research and discovery. Learn more about these projects here.

2019 Student Fellowship Recipients

These competitive awards were designed to support students working in the labs of members from the David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery during their summer practicum. Our recipients were selected based on their personal leadership, extracurricular involvement, academic achievement, and their project’s potential impact in the field of antimicrobial research.

And Thank You, Too!

A sincere thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to celebrate this fantastic initiative aimed at tackling the public health crisis of antibiotic resistance.

Send your story to:
Christy Groves
Communications Coordinator
Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research
David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery

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