The First Symposium of Microbiology Lab
Sunday 13 January 2019
The Microbiology Lab-TBRI organized a symposium entitled “Challenges of Carbapenem Resistance in Gram Negative Bacteria” on 13 January, 2019 on the sidelines of the visit of Prof. Lucia Gallego, Professor of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine & Nursing, University of Basque Country, Spain.The symposium was held within the framework of MOU between TBRI and University of Basque Country, Spain, to discuss the rising threat of carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae in infected and/ or colonized patients and the use of plasmids as new targets to control multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. The symposium was attended by the staff of Microbiology Lab as well as members from Immunology, Biochemistry& Molecular Biology, Parasitology and Electron Microscope laboratories. The symposium ended with number of recommendations; the crucial step in limiting the spread of carbapenem resistant bacteria is the accurate and rapid detection of the carbapenemase producers in both infected and colonized patients using well-established protocols, conjugation inhibitors could be used to control the spread of resistance to antibiotics and implementation of “Precision Medicine” through applying innovative molecular diagnostic techniques to maximize the utility of the limited antibiotic options and achieve successful outcomes.