Monash Pharmacy researchers host first international conference to exterminate superbugs
|Professor Jian Li and Professor Roger Nation|
Supported by colleagues at MIPS, Monash Pharmacy Research professor Roger Nation and conference co-chair Associate Professor Jian Li, also a researcher at at the Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy have been investigating polymyxins for more than a decade and are regarded as international leaders in the field.
Antibiotics colistin and polymyxin B are in use as “last line” antibiotics for the treatment of infections against bacterial “superbugs” that cause life-threatening infections, and are resistant to all current antibiotics.
Leading experts represented institutions from around the world, including Sweden, USA, France, Singapore and Brazil, presenting on a range of topics from an overview of polymyxins and their clinical use to optimized dosing.
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Monash University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) program produces graduates with a sound knowledge and understanding of the science, technology and practice behind pharmacy as a profession. It comprises four major areas of study: medicinal chemistry (the chemistry of drugs); pharmacology (the action of drugs); pharmaceutics (the presentation and delivery of drugs); and pharmacy practice (the application of all these to the professional practice of pharmacy).
Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
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