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Lecture: The standoff between humans and microbes

August 25, 2015 — 
Kim Lewis

Kim Lewis

Dr. Kim Lewis, discoverer of a new antibiotic called teixobactin, will deliver this year’s 2015 Armes lecture hosted by the department of chemistry at the University of Manitoba.

Lewis is a Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University and director of the Antimicrobial Discovery Centre in Boston. His work on teixobactin, which avoids bacterial resistance, has received worldwide attention (Quirks and Quarks interview here).

On Sept. 10 he will deliver a free public lecture, “The standoff between humans and microbes” and on Sept. 11 he will deliver a specialized lecture, “The quest for new antibiotics.”

What: 2015 Armes Lecture with Dr. Kim Lewis
Topic: The standoff between humans and microbes
When: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, 7 p.m.
Where: Robert B. Schultz Lecture Theatre, Rm. 172 in St. John’s College, 92 Dysart Rd.
Reception to follow

The specialized lecture – “The quest for new antibiotics”– will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 in the Robert B. Schultz Lecture theatre.


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