Applications are now open for the ‘Molecular techniques to monitor and investigate antimicrobial resistance (AMR)’ course in AMR detection, organised by Hub partners Royal Veterinary College, Anand Agricultural University and Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre.

The growing prevalence of AMR is a global health challenge that requires accurate and rapid diagnostic methods to confirm phenotypic testing in surveillance studies, and to understand the mechanisms responsible for the development of AMR. Phenotypic testing is a widely used method in clinical and diagnostic microbiology laboratories on the observable characteristics or traits of an organism.

Many microbiology laboratories in South Asia have the capability to do phenotypic testing but are unable to carry out resistance gene analysis and molecular diagnostics, i.e., the application of molecular biology techniques to study human diseases, due to a lack of knowledge, skills and resources.

This Hub collaboration will see Hub members leading and developing high-level online and practical training courses on molecular diagnostics to monitor and investigate AMR. The course aims are to develop theoretical understanding of the research skills for the diagnosis of AMR and obtain the skills to put into practice the knowledge and skills taught in the online course.

This is a free six-week online course open to anyone working on AMR around the world (all nationals welcome). Participants can attend the course from 24 May to 4 July, or 14 June to 26 July. In addition, there will be 10 days of hands-on practical training on necessary skills, for selected researchers from India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh who have attended the online sessions.

Apply here. Please note that applications will close on 7 May.

For course-related enquiries, please contact Mr Jean-Christophe Arnold.

Please find further information about the course below.