NS-FUTURE Joint Seminar by Meltem Elitaş

What Causes Antibiotic Resistance and Is It a Coming Crisis?

In 1940s Albert Einstein told, “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” Why? What has changed since Paul de Kruif’s book “Micro Hunters” where Spallanzani, Koch, Metchnikoff, Paul Ehrlich, and Pasteur were on the stage in 1924? Who is on the stage today, in 2010s? What is the current state-of-the-art for antibiotic development, are we really saturated, why? How seriously antibiotic resistance threat to global public health and how do we contribute it? What is our next plan, What World Health Organization reports? Let’s talk and discuss about antibiotic resistance and its serious risks.