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Dr Indranee Das
University of Durham
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global issue, and new resistance mechanisms emerge and spread across borders at rapid speed. Highly populated India is the world's largest consumer of antibiotics and is fuelling the evolution of resistant microbes. The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised concerns that antimicrobial resistance is particularly acute in this country. Most commonly, infection is transmitted via surfaces (including medical devices, dressings, protective wear, surgical instruments, mobile phones, etc.) which come into contact with humans. Therefore, my current research is focused on the development of low-cost smart nanocoating technologies to destroy such harmful bacteria before they reach the patient (rather than offering patients antibiotics which can be susceptible to resistance and are costly). This project involves collaboration with clinicians, hospitals, and NGOs in developing countries.
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