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Institut Pasteur – International Course on Antibiotics and Resistance (ICARE)

October 19, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Speakers include Erin Duffy, CARB-X Chief of Research and Development.

The emergence and spread of bacteria resistant to many drug classes seriously threaten all branches of modern medicine. There is currently no course providing advanced instruction on antibiotics and resistance. The specific goal of ICARe is to bring leaders in academics and industry together with trained scientists at the dawn of their careers. Cutting-edge approaches for detection of resistance and antibiotic discovery, chemical optimization, and usage that minimizes the development of resistance will be examined.

The objective of the course is to train the next generation of scientists implicated in the study of bacterial resistance to antibiotics and the finding of new drugs. The faculty is composed of 40 internationally recognized scientists and physicians who have made important contributions to antibiotic development, and infectious diseases and resistance management. Faculty will be in residence for a minimum of two days and accessible for informal interactions. Graduates will emerge with a state-of-the-art understanding of existing antibiotics: modes of action, pharmacology, toxicology, mechanisms of resistance, impact of antibiotics on human and other ecologies, current approaches for mining chemical space for antimicrobial activity, the process of advancing hits to leads, the application of next generation nucleic acid-based technologies for antibiotic discovery and resistance detection, and perhaps, most importantly, training and experience in thinking creatively and innovatively about solutions to the problem. The course aims to build an international cadre of collaborative, well networked, and highly trained specialists.

To learn more, click here.

To register for the course, please click here.

Please note that registration is currently open and will close on May 17th.


October 19, 2019
October 27, 2019


Les Pensieres
Annecy, France + Google Map