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Podcast: When the microbes fight back

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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. 

You can see, review and buy her book here.

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Shannon Harmon

Shannon Harmon

Shannon Harmon

Communications Manager, Challenge Prize Centre and Digital Editor, Global Health Team at the Challenge Prize Centre

Shannon is Communications Manager for the Challenge Prize Centre and Digital Editor for the Global Health Team, including the Longitude Prize, at the Challenge Prize Centre.

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