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ASM Attends UN General Assembly

ASM President, Susan Sharp, Ph.D., joined global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York today in a historical meeting to focus on the commitment to fight AMR.

UN General Assembly Focuses on AMR

Leaders at the UN General Assembly draft a plan for coordinated, cross-cutting efforts to improve the current state of AMR.

Superbugs are a 'Fundamental Threat'

If antibiotics were telephones, we would still be calling each other using clunky rotary dials and copper lines," Stefano Bertuzzi, CEO of ASM, told NBC News.
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Dr. Howlett uses a ‘genome to paddock (field)’ approach to her research into virulence mechanisms of the blackleg fungus. She is mining the genome of the fungus to identify genes involved in disease and also is developing disease management strategies for farmers. Her research group has developed molecular markers from the fungal sequence to monitor frequency of virulence in fungal populations and predict whether disease outbreaks will occur on canola crops. She also analyzes regulation of biosynthesis of secondary metabolite toxins in a range of filamentous fungi, including animal and plant pathogens.