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Combating The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs Across Diverse Habitats

  • Saint Louis Zoo 1 Government Drive St. Louis, MO 63110 (map)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 2016, 7:30 p.m. | The Living World | Free
Featured Speaker: Gautam Dantas, Ph.D., 2015 Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Innovation Award recipient, The Academy of Science of St. Louis; and Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine

Adults, teachers, middle and high school students, and the general public are invited to attend free lectures on topical issues in science and conservation.

Disease-causing bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to all available antibiotics, causing approximately 23,000 deaths and costing the U.S., $35 billion each year. This scenario is predicted to worsen, with fewer and fewer new drugs coming to market. New DNA sequencing and computational technologies are enabling a deeper understanding of how antibiotic resistance evolves and spreads in diverse bacteria, providing critical insights into prevention and diagnosis of future infections.

This Conservation Conversation is presented by the Saint Louis Zoo, in partnership with the Academy of Science-St. Louis.