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Supporting Transnational Research Collaboration on Fungal Drug Resistance

JPIAMR and Israel Ministry of Health
April 28, 2021
14:00 - 16:00

Supporting Transnational Research Collaboration on Fungal Drug Resistance

28 April 2021, 14.00-16.00 CET

This JPIAMR webinar on fungal drug resistance is aligned with the launch of the broadened JPIAMR Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda. The webinar is organised in collaboration with the Israel Ministry of Health.

Join us for the latest on the most pathogenic fungi and efforts to circumvent drug resistance.

The main goals of the webinar are:

  • To promote international scientific collaboration in the field
  • To raise awareness of the issue of antifungal resistance
  • To introduce JPIAMR collaborative funding opportunities among antifungal scientific community

The webinar will combine short lectures by keynote speakers on the most pathogenic fungi, followed by expert panel presentations and discussion. For more information on the Chair, panel members and speakers please see here.



Chair: Prof. Judith Berman, Tel Aviv University, Israel

14:00-14:10 Welcome remarks

Prof. Avi Israeli, Chief Scientist, Israel Ministry of Health

14:10-14:30 Introduction to JPIAMR and antifungals

Laura Plant, JPIAMR; Tom Harrisson, St George’s University of London, UK, and JPIAMR Scientific Advisory Board

14:30-15:15 Short lectures: The most common pathogenic fungi; identifying and dealing with the AMR challenges they face

Speakers: Tihana Bicanic, St George’s University of London, UK; Elaine Bignell, University of Exeter, UK; Dominique Sanglard, University of Lausanne and University Hospital, Switzerland 

15:15-16:00 Expert panel – Addressing fungal AMR within a One Health context

Panelists: Matthew Fisher, Imperial College London, UK; Sarah Gurr, University of Exeter, UK; Don Sheppard, McGill University Health Centre, Canada

The full program can be downloaded in the right side menu.


Contact information

For any questions please contact the JPIAMR secretariat, 



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