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The threat of antibiotic resistance needs no introduction, and yet antibiotics are still being incorrectly prescribed around the globe. New and improved approaches to diagnosing bacterial infection can help, and one team from the University of Uppsala, Sweden, have developed a rapid point-of-care (POC) test to determine the susceptibility of bacteria to antibiotics in urinary tract infections (UTIs). We spoke to Johan Elf, Professor of Physical Biology and Chair of Molecular Systems Biology, Uppsala University, to find out more…

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Roisin McGuigan

I have an extensive academic background in the life sciences, having studied forensic biology and human medical genetics in my time at Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities. My research, data presentation and bioinformatics skills plus my ‘wet lab’ experience have been a superb grounding for my role as a deputy editor at Texere Publishing. The job allows me to utilize my hard-learned academic skills and experience in my current position within an exciting and contemporary publishing company.

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