PDBEB Course "Fighting Infection"
Infectious diseases remain a leading cause of death and the World Health Organization confirms the pessimism: global antimicrobial resistance has gone from a worrying projection to the greatest health threat mankind will face in the coming decades.
Fighting Infection 2018

Without new antimicrobial strategies, medical achievements of the 20th century such as surgeries, transplants or chemotherapy will be unthinkable.

The topics in this course will cover antibiotics misuse, its ecological and health consequences and resistance trends as well as the biology of different agents of infection to which students will be “exposed”, some host responses including innovative antimicrobial strategies that are now in place to address this urgent health problem.
Financiado por Fundos FEDER através do Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade – COMPETE 2020 e por Fundos Nacionais através da FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia no âmbito do projecto Estratégico com referência atribuida pelo COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007440

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