Newsletter UiO:Life Science October 2015
The University of Oslo is conducting a number of life-science projects that share the same goal: to address the increasing problem of antibiotic resistance, considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be one of the greatest health threats the world is facing. Interdisciplinary collaboration is required to solve this huge challenge to societies worldwide.
There is a great need for new anti-microbial drugs, because a number of bacteria are now resistant to those antibiotics that are available on the market. Results produced by researchers at the University of Oslo using so-called zinc chelators are so promising that the Research Council of Norway and a commercial stakeholder have decided to grant several million NOK in support to the project.
In spite of many years with national scientific guidelines for the use of antibiotics, the problems caused by antibiotic resistance are increasing in Norway too. Digital management of the prescribing practices of doctors is needed to diminish the use of antibiotics in hospitals as well as in general practice, according to Dag Berild, Senior Consultant.
- 14.10. Oslo Innovation Week: Cutting Edge – Science and Innovation Festival
- 14.10. The Jahre lectures 2015
- 15.10. Award ceremony Anders Jahre’s awards for medical research 2015
February 16, 2016:
Oslo Life Science – opening conference for UiO:Life Science
This will be the first of the annual conferences held by UiO:Life Science. Further information later. Save the date!