Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance

Spring 2019 Syllabus

Course Days/Hours: 2pm-4pm on April 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17

Location: Genentech Hall S202

Instructors: James Fraser

Course Description:

This mini-course will be a survey of recent and classic papers on antibiotic resistance with an emphasis on evolutionary biology, biochemical mechanisms, and new ideas for chemical matter.

Course structure

Each students will serve as Discussion Leaders (pre-assigned below) for one paper topic. Everyone should be prepared for class by having read the paper carefully. The Discussion Leader will prepare a talk similar in content and quality to a Tetrad or QBC Journal Club presentation, with an estimated 30-40 minute duration (noting that interruptions and discussion may take us closer to an hour).

Introductory Lectures:

Good Introductory Resources:

Industry retrospectives on antibiotic development

April 8

April 9

April 10 - start at 3PM

April 15

April 16

April 17 - start at 3PM

if you don’t like your paper, maybe one of these would be more fun?