18 April 2023

Actinomycetes diversity - 'To see a world in a grain of sand'

Live stream of a lecture by Prof Marilize Le Roes-Hill (ADD Hub collaborator at CPUT). 25 April 2023 - 3pm SAST See our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/antimicrobialdrugdiscovery) for a live stream viewing of this lecture. ABSTRACT: For more than 100 years, members of the bacterial phylum, Actinomycetota, specifically the Class Actinomycetes, have attracted interest from various […]

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1 December 2022

Newton Fund Comms Campaign highlights SAMRC-UKMRC funded health research projects

The Newton Fund developed a brief introductory video about the SA/UK ADD Hub. Watch here to hear from the Hub's PIs, Prof Rosemary Dorrington and Prof Mathew Upton, about the vision and purpose of the SA/UK ADD Hub, and our approach to tackling the global issue of Antimicrobial Resistance.

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10 October 2022

Conference Report - Annual Meeting of The American Society of Pharmocognosy

Dr Alexandros Polyzois of Rhodes University shares his experience attending the ASP Annual Meeting, entitled "Natural Product Solutions to Global Challenges" (23-28 July 2022). This, the first in-person meeting after two years of absence due to COVID-19, was a great event for the scientific community, which brought together scientists from the field of Natural Product […]

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23 September 2022

Conference Report - Natural Products (Meta) Genome Mining (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Dr Grant January of the University of Plymouth shares his experience attending the genome mining conference organized by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Working in the field of Natural Product (NP) Discovery is immensely supported by computational biology approaches to identify, mine, and analyse microbial biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs). These BGCs encode for secondary metabolites, many […]

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16 September 2022

Life Through The Lens

At the beginning of this year, Dr Grant Garren January (University of Plymouth) who is a postdoctoral Fellow of the SA/UK ADD Hub Consortium, was awarded first prize in the category of Best Photographic Image – Research Staff for his submission to the University of Plymouth Images of Research Festival. This award-winning image depicts an […]

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2 May 2022

SA/UK ADD Hub Publications update

We are proud to share the recent contribution of four peer-reviewed publications our researchers have made. Prof Dorrington appeared as last author on a Literature Review, published in Chemical Society Review, which addresses the challenges of finding antivirals for agents that may lead to the next pandemic. She also co-authored an article in Marine Drugs, […]

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8 April 2022

Rhodes University Graduation 2022

We congratulate Gaberialla Solomons, a student of the Dorrington Lab, who graduated at this year’s Graduation Ceremony. She was also recognized for her dedication and hard work, receiving the Departmental award for Top Microbiology student. During the week’s celebrations, a world-class epidemiologist, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, received an honorary doctoral degree from Rhodes University in recognition […]

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1 December 2021

Straight Talk with Prof Dorrington

Prof Dorrington shares with us her expert opinion on all matters related to the Pandemic in Straight Talk with Prof Dorrington. This social awareness campaign aimed to debunk common misbeliefs around Covid and the vaccination, and make accessible accurate information to the public in this series of interviews.  Trust me, you don’t want COVID-19. How […]

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20 July 2020

Launch of the SA/UK Antimicrobial Drug Discovery Hub

Read the full article here. “Rhodes University will lead an international research collaboration that seeks to discover and accelerate the development of new antibiotics. The three-year, £1.5 million project, funded by the Newton Fund through the Antibiotic Accelerator Initiative of the United Kingdom (UK) Medical Research Council (MRC) and South African (SA) MRC, aims to […]

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