Superbug expert to present at World Summit on Evolution

Dr Ed Feil, Research Fellow in Biology & Biochemistry, is to present his latest research on the evolution of the superbug MRSA at the World Summit on Evolution on the Galapagos Islands.

Dr Feil will be joining more than 150 invited scientists from across the world to discuss the impacts of the latest discoveries in the field of evolution.

The summit, hosted by the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) and its Galapagos Institute for the Arts & Sciences (GAIAS) between 22 and 26 August, commemorates the Charles Darwin bicentenary.

The Galapagos Island is the site of many of Darwin's important discoveries that inspired his theory of evolution by natural selection.

Dr Feil will be presenting his latest work on how the superbug MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) has evolved resistance to antibiotics.

Delegates will also discuss the evolution of other infectious diseases such as AIDS, the mechanisms that have shaped the biodiversity of our planet, and the origins of life.

You can follow the latest news of the conference on Twitter or via their blog. Videos of the conference will also be available to view on YouTube.

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