Each year the AMR Centre awards two prestigious prizes for antimicrobial-related research publications. One is awarded to an LSHTM staff member, including assistant professors, fellows and research assistants, and one is awarded to a PhD student. Applications are welcomed from the the MRC Unit The Gambia and the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit, as well as scientists based in London.
Previous prize winners
Our 2023 prizes were awarded to:
Bern-Thomas Nyang'wa (MD, MPH), PhD student and a Medical Director of Médecins Sans Frontières for his publication in The New England Journal of Medicine: "A 24-Week, All-Oral Regimen for Rifampin-Resistant Tuberculosis".
Collins Timire, a PhD student and Public Health Specialist/Researcher for his paper in PLOS Global Public Health: “Coverage and effectiveness of conditional cash transfer for people with drug resistant tuberculosis in Zimbabwe: A mixed methods study”
Dr Khalid Beshir, an Assistant Professor of genomic epidemiology specialising in malaria drug resistance and diagnostics, who won our staff prize for his paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases: “Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum haplotypes associated with resistance to sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine and amodiaquine before and after upscaling of seasonal malaria chemoprevention in seven African countries: a genomic surveillance study”.
Our 2022 prizes were awarded to:
- Dr Finn McQuaid, an assistant professor in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, for his paper in The Lancet Global Health: The global impact of household contact management for children on multidrug-resistant and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis cases, deaths, and health-system costs in 2019: a modelling study.
- Ms Susan Nagiya, a PhD student in the Department of Global Health and Development, for her publication in Medical Anthropology: Taking Opportunities, Taking Medicines: Antibiotic Use in Rural Eastern Uganda.
- Mrs Saffiatou Darboe, a research degree student based at MRCG at LSHTM, for her paper in Microbial Genomics: Genomic diversity and antimicrobial resistance among non-typhoidal Salmonella associated with human disease in The Gambia.
Our 2021 prizes were awarded to:
- Dr Uduak Okomo, a postdoctoral research fellow at MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM, who won our staff prize for the second year running for her research published in The Lancet Microbe: Investigation of sequential outbreaks of Burkholderia cepacia and multidrug-resistant extended spectrum β-lactamase producing Klebsiella species in a West African tertiary hospital neonatal unit: a retrospective genomic analysis.
- Dr Titus Divala, a research degree student in the Infectious Disease Epidemiology department, won our student prize for his research in The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Utility of broad-spectrum antibiotics for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Find out more about our 2021 winners.
Our 2020 prizes were awarded to:
- Dr Uduak Okomo, for her research published in Lancet Infectious Diseases: Aetiology of invasive bacterial infection and antimicrobial resistance in neonates in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis in line with the STROBE-NI reporting guidelines.
- Abdoulie Bojang, a PhD student at the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM, for his research published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy: Genomic investigation of Staphylococcus aureus recovered from Gambian women and new-borns following an oral dose of intra-partum azithromycin.