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Amrita School of Biotechnology (ASBT), Amritapuri campus is organizing a three day event called Biocrest 2021 on February 24-26, 2021. The international symbosium is on the topic Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Man Vs Microbes Race of the Century. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest global health crises facing the world today. The growing threat of AMR is as real as it gets. The vision of our Symposium is to brainstorm and define the challenges and opportunities and develop strategies to combat this global pandemic in the making.

The overarching theme of this 3 day symposium is the imminent and pressing issue of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). AMR signifies a metaphorical race between man and microbe; this ‘race of the century’ would certainly define the ways in which microbial infections will be managed and treated in the future. Concerted efforts involving academia, industry, policy makers and community is becoming vital in gaining an upMANship over ‘superBUGS’. This symposium aims to collate viewpoints and draw a road-map in the process that could serve as guidelines in prioritising collaboration, research focus, good-practices, community responsibilities and industry participation. This symposium will bring together world- renowned experts from across the globe representing academia and industry. A special segment called ‘India Innovative pavilion’ is included that highlights the AMR innovation work being done by the best companies from India, in Drug discovery, diagnostics and devices verticals. Talks, competitions (business pitch, poster and oral presentations, quiz, videography and photography), and a town hall meeting are the main features of the symposium.

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