Fondation Mérieux event
9 - 20 October 2016, Les Pensières, Annecy (France)
The course was conceived and developed by an international group of thought leaders from Institut Pasteur, Harvard Medical School, McMaster University, diagnostic, biotech, and pharma industry, teaching hospitals, healthcare, and governmental and non-governmental agencies. The faculty will be composed of 45 internationally recognized scientists and physicians who have made important contributions to antibiotic development, infectious disease management, and understanding the problem of resistance. Every faculty member will provide lectures, supervise working groups and will be available for informal interactions. Graduates will emerge with a state-of-the-art understanding of current antibiotics: modes of action, pharmacology, toxicology, mechanisms of resistance, impact of antibiotics on human and other ecologies, current approaches for mining chemical space for antimicrobial activity, the process of advancing hits to leads, the application of next generation nucleic acid-based technologies for antibiotic discovery and resistance detection, and, above all, training and experience in thinking creatively and innovatively about solutions to the problem. The course aims to build an international cadre of collaborative, well networked, and highly trained specialists.