Antibiotics • Past. Present. Future.

  • Date: –15:30
  • Location: Universitetsaulan
  • Lecturer: Helle Aagaard, Deputy Director, ReAct
    Richard Bergström, Former National Vaccine coordinator
    Malin Grape, Swedish AMR Ambassador
    Agneta Richter-Dahlfors, Professor, KI
    Eva Garmendia, Project Coordinator, Uppsala Antibiotic Center (moderator)
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  • Organiser: Uppsala University, KI, Region Uppsala, Uppsala Kommun, UAC, ReAct
  • Contact person: Anders Backlund, Uppsala University
  • Seminarium

How shall research and society handle the accelerating antibiotic resistance? Uppsala University and KI invite to a conversation with a selection of Sweden's leading experts and opinion leaders. Free admission & Open to the Public.

In 2019, 1.3 million people are estimated to have died as a result of infections caused by resistant bacteria. Add the 40 years that have passed since science last discovered a new antibiotic class to reach the market and it becomes frighteningly clear that mankind is facing an acute challenge where new drugs alone are no longer enough.

Now global and interdisciplinary collaboration is necessary, and in August, Uppsala University and KI welcome researchers from six countries to Sweden and the NorDoc Summer School 2023: Antibiotics According to a New Generation with focus on new methods to handle the accelerating antibiotic resistance.

Friday 18 August, we invite you to the Uppsala University Main Auditorium for Antibiotics • Past, Present. Future. - An open conversation where a selection of Sweden's foremost experts will discuss potential ways forward together with moderator Eva Garmendia, Project coordinator at the Uppsala Antibiotic Center. Welcome!

Please note that this panel discussion will be in English.

Download A4 Poster NorDoc Panel 2023


Helle Aagaard is Deputy Director at ReAct, an Uppsala-based international network with great impact regarding the approach to developing new antibiotics. With her great knowledge, Helle Aagaard is a distinct voice in global, regional and national policy debates on antibiotic resistance.

Richard Bergström became a household name as Sweden's vaccine coordinator during the pandemic. With a CV also including CEO positions at, among others, the Pharmaceutical Industry Association Lif and EFPIA, Richard's experiences cover most sides of the world of pharmacy.

Malin Grape is Sweden's – and the world's – first AMR ambassador with a mission to strengthen global protection against antibiotic resistance. As former Head of the Swedish Public Health Agency's Unit for Antibiotics and Care Hygiene, Malin was in charge of the development of the WHO's global monitoring system for antibiotic resistance.

Agneta Richter-Dahlfors is a Professor at Karolinska Institutet's Department of Neuroscience. Agneta is also Director of Aimes, a center promoting interdisciplinary research and making it useful for society.


Eva Garmendia is Project coordinator at the Uppsala Antibiotic Center – an interdisciplinary center for research, education and innovation aimed at tackling and finding solutions to the global challenge of antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotics • Past. Present. Future.
Last modified: 2022-05-19