Half-day expert seminar “Innovation to combat the problems caused by multi-drug resistant bacteria (AMR) in the context of One Health”

Date and location

Date: March 7, 2024
Venue: Palace of the Academies, Brussels, Belgium

This event -under the auspices of the Belgian presidency of the Council of the European Union (Be.EU)- aims to gather experts on different and complementary aspects related to the AMR issues.


14:00Welcome word by Jacques Mahillon (UCLouvain, NaCoMi Vice-President) and Eveline Peeters (VUB, BSM Chair)
14:15Jean-Paul Pirnay (Queen Astrid Military Hospital, Brussels): Phage therapy
14:45Françoise Van Bambeke (UCLouvain): Limit of current antibiotics
15:00Jean-Baptiste Perrin (HERA) – Keynote AMR – Innovations from EU’s view point
15:45Charles Van der Henst (VUB, VIB, ISME ambassador)
16:00Coffee Break
16:30Young BSM: Amir Hassan (UGent)
16:40Agustin Reséndiz Sharpe (KU Leuven) – Alternatives to animal models to test antimicrobials
16:50Natalie Leys (SCK-CEN) – The control and use of microbes in human space exploration
17:10Fabiana Dal Pozzo (AMCRA) – Adopted strategies and challenges to tackle AMR in veterinary medicine
17:30Philippe Desmeth (BCCM) – Importance of microbial collections
17:50Philippe Gabant (Syngulon) with Vitor Pinheiro (Support Guy Bart Stan) – Synthetic Biology
18:00Round table and Conclusions
18:30Networking drink with members of the board of the BSM


Registration is free of charge, but mandatory before March 5, 2024.

Online registration for this event is closed