C12: Towards the Post-antibiotic Era

C12: Towards the Post-antibiotic Era (後抗生素時代)

Antibiotics were regarded as a “magic bullet” when they first appeared in last century. However, due to misuse and abuse over the years, antibiotics are losing their power. Instead we are hearing more about antibiotics resistance and an increasing number of super bugs. In the post-antibiotic era of the 21st century, the United Nations has declared that antimicrobial resistance poses the greatest threat to human health. This lecture will introduce the history of antibiotics, explain the cause of antibiotic resistance, and introduce the latest works in combating antibiotic resistance.

抗生素在上世紀曾被視為“神奇子彈”。然而,由於多年來的濫用,抗生素正在失去功效。我們經常聽到抗生素耐藥性和超級細菌的新聞。聯合國宣布抗菌素耐藥性是對人類健康最大的威脅。這個講座將介紹抗生素的歷史,解釋抗生素耐藥的原因,並介紹對抗耐藥性的最新研究。


Speaker: Dr. Yun-Wah LAM
Duration: 1 hour
Medium of Language: English or Cantonese


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