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Longitude Prize Information Session

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Longitude Prize Information Session

Longitude Prize Information Session
November 02
08:50 2015

An information event on the Longitude Prize will take place at the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) in on November 11th at 4pm. This briefing on the competition details will be given by a member of the Longitude Judging panel, Martin Kiernan, Research Fellow at the Richard Wells Research Centre at the University of West London and is Director of Clinical Research and Education for Gama Healthcare.
Longitude Prize is a challenge with a £10 million prize fund to help solve the problem of global antibiotic resistance. It is being run by Nesta, supported by Innovate UK. The Longitude prize was launched in 2014 to celebrate the 300 year anniversary of the original competition which sought to find a means to measure longitude. Six topics were put to the British public, who collectively voted on antibiotic resistance as the most pressing issue facing humanity in the coming years.
The challenge now, is to create a cost-effective, accurate, rapid, and easy-to-use test for bacterial infections that will allow health professionals worldwide to administer the right antibiotics at the right time.
The competition is open to everyone, from amateur scientists to the professional scientific community, to try and solve this issue, The judging panel will evaluate entries every four months until December 2019 or until a winner is chosen.

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