Live Events

  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016 -
    18:00 to 19:30

    The Health Research Board, as part of the HRB RED ALERT series, presents a public conversation on the threat that antibiotic resistance poses to global public health.

    One morning in September 1928, biologist Alexander Fleming returned to his lab to accidentally discover one of the most widely used antibiotics, penicillin. By 1945 the antibiotic was being mass produced and distributed as a treatment for bacterial infection, saving millions of lives.