- Title: Antibiotics: History and Future Trends
- Date: March 12, 2021
- Time: 13:00-14:00
- Venue: SA236
- Speaker: Dr. Qian Zhang, Department of Chemistry, XJTLU
Antibiotics are antimicrobial substances active against bacteria and have been widely used in the treatment and prevention of bacteria linfections. They have saved millions of lives since their discovery. However, the rapid emergence of resistant bacteria is occurring worldwide, endangering the efficacy of antibiotics. And antimicrobial resistance now has become a public health issue of global concern. Without urgent action, we are heading for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries can once again kill. My research focuses on the design and synthesis of new antibiotics. In this seminar, an introduction to the antibiotics history will be given, and several new strategies to tackle bacteria resistance will be discussed.