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Dr Jane Usher by Simon Ryder ©Simon Ryder/artNucleus

MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW)

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) took place this year 18-24 November, and the MRC CMM has contributed to several activities surrounding this event. 

Four MRC CMM members were featured in the art exhibition “Researching Resistance” by Simon Ryder. Simon is an artist focused on “the places and landscapes we carry within us”. The exhibition was on display in the Forum on the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus from 15 to 26 November. It can also be viewed digitally at It features portraits of fifteen members of the University of Exeter’s AMR Network, all from different research areas and career levels, to demonstrate the wide range of people working together to tackle AMR. The portraits include MRC CMM members Professor Elaine Bignell, Dr Carolina Coelho, Dr Liliane Mukaremera, and Dr Jane Usher. Dr Carolina Coelho said of the experience: ‘It was a pleasure to communicate my research with Simon and discover different perspectives and even common ground on our use of imaging technologies to aid research, discovery and art.’ The process was also documented via this video.

Meanwhile, Professor Adilia Warris was interviewed as part of the GW4 AMR Alliance’s video about WAAW, speaking about AMR in fungi and what the Centre is doing to tackle this growing issue. She was also a featured speaker at the Trinity AMR Action Group’s WAAW talk series, organised by Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. She was the only fungal-specific speaker featured in the series.

For more information on WAAW, you can find out more from The WHO’s video.

Date: 16 November 2021

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