In this audio Q&A, Professor Laura Bowater discusses her current citizen science project, her recent book The Microbes Fight Back: Antibiotic Resistance, the struggle to communicate science to a public audience and her opinions on what the future holds for antibiotic resistance.
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Will the state of antibiotic resistance have to get much worse before it gets better? Laura Bowater thinks so.
In this podcast, digital editor, Shannon Harmon, interviews Professor Laura Bowater, from the University of East Anglia about her new book, The Microbes Fight Back: Antibiotic Resistance, as a tool to engage a broader public audience and the challenges she faced finding an accessible message while also keeping her voice.
She also discusses her new crowd sourcing project with the Microbiology Society and the project is called Antibiotic Unearthed to encourage the public to search for novel antibiotics from soil bacteria, as well as the role of diagnostics in reducing antibiotic resistance.