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Excellent Coronavirus Vaccine Q&A with Tony Fauci from JAMA Network

Dear All, Howard Bauchner, the editor-in-chief of JAMA, regularly does 30-minute Q&A podcasts. Today’s Q&A was with Tony Fauci and is a superb review of current state of play. Yes, he is ready to get the vaccine and is going to be vaccinated in public! Go here to listen. For more, below my signature you

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US DoD SBIR grants to develop small molecules for MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Dear All, The US Department of Defense (DoD) is offering funds through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program for a “Novel Antibiotic for the Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infections.” Antibody, phage, and vaccine approaches are out of scope and the business must be located in the United States. To find the funding offer, navigate

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CDC call for AMR-related proposals: 13 Jan 2021 deadline for white papers

Dear All, Just out is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA 75D301-21-R-71738) from CDC with a 13 Jan 2021 deadline for white papers. The webpage for the BAA is here and you’ll need to look at the .pdf of the solicitation to understand all the possibilities. The AMR-related research areas include calls for proposals that would: Improve identification of bacteria

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Wellcome Trust RFP: Landscape Report on Early antibiotic development

Dear All, The Wellcome Trust Drug-Resistant Infections team wants to understand what researchers in academia and SMEs need to enable them to be better able to make progress with their early antibiotic discovery projects. Although some programs are now in place (e.g., the accelerator support provided by CARB-X), what are the remaining barriers?  To help

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Global AMR Hub (Berlin) seeks Scientific Program Officer

Dear All, The G20’s Global AMR R&D Hub (https://globalamrhub.org/, see below my signature for a brief history of the Hub) has a job opening from 1 Feb 2021 for a Scientific Program Officer. Here’s a brief description of the role:  Contributes expert knowledge on AMR R&D to the further development of the Dynamic Dashboard and to

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Full-time in Singapore! Director Drug-Resistant Infections Clinical Research Network

COVID-related heads-up: FDA has announced that VRBPAC (Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee) will meet on 10 Dec 2020 to discuss the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. Go here for details.   Dear All, There’s a serious job opportunity in Singapore: The National University of Singapore seeks a full-time Director for

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AMR Action Fund ($1b for P2-3) seeks Scientific Advisory Board

Dear All, I’ve previously written about the AMR Action Fund (9 Jul 2020 newsletter), a $1b fund created by 20+ global pharma with the intertwined goals of (i) bringing 2-4 new antibacterial antibiotics through Phase 2-3 and approval by 2030 and (ii) creating market conditions that enable sustainable investment in antibiotics. While we know that the

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