As an initiative to increase awareness on global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), as well as to encourage best practices among the general public, and health workers to stop the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections, *WHO has declared November 18-24 as the Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW).
In accordance with this, on November 20, 2020, Amrita School of Biotechnology hosted a one-day colloquium- ALARM ( Amrita Legion for Antimicrobial Resistance Management).
Dr. Bipin Nair, Dean, Amrita School of Biotechnology, kick-started the event with his charismatic welcome and introductory remarks. The distinguished guests were the world's leading scientists, Dr. Victor Nizet and Dr. Kalai Mathee, who spoke on "Antimicrobial Resistance and its Importance in the Scientific Future".
The formal session held in the morning was followed by a lively and interactive student session in the afternoon. This session showcased 2 main events, Brainstorming and Quiz. Brainstorming was a discussion between students on various sub-topics of AMR, followed by a thrilling Quiz covering prominent topics such as General Science, Life Sciences, AMR and Covid-19.