Last EMBARK webinar this year

Time flies and it is time for the last EMBARK webinar of 2022. This month, we are pleased to have Joakim Larsson talk about the environment’s role antibiotic resistance and Antti Karkman present hosts of antibiotic resistance genes in urban sewage. Welcome on Thursday December 15! Registration link below.

Dec 15, 14:00 UTC+2
Joakim Larsson – On the environment’s role in evolution, transmission and surveillance of antibiotic resistance
Antti V. Karkman – Host and vehicles of antibiotic resistance genes in urban sewage
[Register here]

EMBARK coordinator receives Global Health award

EMBARK coordinator Johan Bengtsson-Palme has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Einhorn SIGHT awardThe award, which is granted by the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation and the Einhorn Family Foundation, recognizes outstanding global health research work by young researchers in the context of low- and middle-income countries. Johan was selected motivated by “outstanding research and development of tools to limit the global challenge of infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance”. Largely, these results have come out of the work performed in the EMBARK program.

Updated webinar times

We have two more EMBARK Webinars to go before the end of the year. For the second one with Joakim Larsson we have updated the date to December 14. Make a note in your calendars!

Nov 9, 14:00 UTC+2
Iruka Okeke – Genomic surveillance of human-invasive Salmonella in Nigeria
Miranda Wallace – Understanding and predicting resistance in Bacteroides fragilis group bacteria using clinical and modern genomics tools
[Register here]

Dec 14, 14:00 UTC+2
Joakim Larsson – TBA
[Register here]

EMBARK Spring Webinars

We have a very exciting lineup of speakers for the 2022 EMBARK Webinars! Let’s begin with the speakers for the spring. Registration opens today!

March 16Windi Muziasari – “Global database of ARGs in the environment”
Anna Abramova – “Meta-analysis reveals the global picture of antibiotic resistance gene prevalence across environments”
[Register]

April 13: Ramanan Laxminarayan – “State of the World’s Antibiotics 2022”
Cheng Zhao – “Optimizing antimicrobial resistance surveillance in farm animals”
[Register]

May 18: Nichole Broderick – “Tiny Earth”
Filipa Grosso – “Implementing citizen-based projects on Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness in Southern Europe: the experience from MicroMundo”
[Register]

June 15: Marisa Haenni – “From AMR surveillance to research in the French veterinary sector”
Reshma Silvester – “AMR in aquaculture- Averting the crisis and the way forward”
[Register]

And for the fall, we have preliminary confirmation for the following speakers:
Jon Hobman
Stineke van Houte
Iruka Okeke
Joakim Larsson

EMBARK Webinar Monika Dolejska

We are sad to announce that unfortunately Barry McMahon will not be able to present in this fall’s seminar series due to reasons out of our and his control. However, we are happy to introduce a fantastic replacement speaker – Monika Dolejska – who will give a presentation on October 13, also on the role of wildlife in transmission of AMR. She will be joined by EMBARK’s Victor Hugo Jarquin Diaz, who will talk about AMR spread in rodents. Very exciting topic and we hope all of you will join us on October 13. Register here!