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Please support our PhD student Daniel Buhl who is raising funds for the Medical Research Foundation!

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Soaring through the Clouds for a Good Cause
On a daily basis we are exposed to news about infectious disease outbreaks and the disruption it causes to our lives. One of these threats are antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. Every one of us has probably been in contact with antibiotics at some point and some of us might even have been infected with a bug that did not respond to any first-line drugs. These resistant bacteria are estimated to cause more than 700,000 deaths globally per year and if nothing changes in the next 50 years, they are predicted to kill more people than cancer does today. That is why one of our students decided to highlight this topic by taking matters to the extreme and overcoming his own personal fears.
Daniel is a second-year PhD student, supervised by Prof Mark Holmes, who is working on antimicrobial-resistant bacteria and the development of novel methods for detecting them in clinical samples. He is part of the National PhD Training Programme in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) funded by the Medical Research Foundation, a charity with the goal of providing support for often neglected areas of research. We all rely on these charities to make a change and drive scientific innovations. In order to convince you of the importance of this topic and the necessity of supporting charities like the Medical Research Foundation, Daniel decided that he will be jumping out of a plane at 15,000 feet to raise funds for a good cause. If this extreme measure convinced you, check out Daniel’s page below.

We are carrying out an important research project into the development of the nostrils in brachycephalic (short-faced) dog breeds. The breeds that we are looking at in this study are French Bulldogs, English Bulldogs and Pugs. 
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