The Lancet Infectious Diseases article was selected for the Elsevier Atlas award, given to a single article every month from the thousands of papers published across Elsevier’s 1,800 journals. The award recognises research with the potential to impact people’s lives around the world.
Dr Jones, Reader in Molecular and Medical Microbiology at the university’s College of Life, Health and Physical Sciences, and Head of Research Development for Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, was a member of the joint Wellcome Trust and Department of Health working party set-up to review the current alternatives to antibiotics portfolio, and recommend priorities for future funding.
The working party included academics, clinicians and industry representatives, and was chaired by Dr Lloyd Czaplewski (Chemical Biology Ventures Ltd) who led the review process, and development of the report. The Lancet ID article provides a high-level overview of the main working party findings, and has contributed to the governments ongoing review of antimicrobial resistance chaired by economist Jim O’Neill.