How AI and microscopes can help fight infection

Researchers are using AI-powered microscopy to study the bacterium Shigella, offering fresh hope in the battle against antimicrobial resistance.
Ana Lopez-Jimenez wearing a white lab coat and blue gloves holds up and examines samples in a petri dish

In this film Serge Mostowy and Ana López Jiménez discuss using AI-powered microscopy to study Shigella, a bacterium estimated to have killed 148,000 people in 2019, at unprecedented scale.

Their latest research, published in the journal eLife, demonstrates how this cutting-edge technology is accelerating the potential discovery of new drug targets and treatments for antimicrobial resistant infections.

Antimicrobial resistance is a major health issue, and this research highlights how LSHTM scientists are harnessing technology to see further ahead and act faster to find real world solutions to this key challenge. 

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