Each year the AMR Centre awards two prestigious prizes for antimicrobial-related research publications. One is awarded to an LSHTM staff member, including 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.
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.
Submissions for our 2022 prizes will open early next year.