Engaging the Public on Bugs, Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance!!

22 May 2019
Pictured: School of Pharmacy lecturers Dr Teresa Barbosa and Dr Suzanne McCarthy, along with alumni student Bridget O’Flynn

This public engagement event on microbes, antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance took place on 28th April 2019, as part of the Carrigaline Community First Responders’ CPR Awareness Day.

Drs McCarthy and Barbosa collaborate with the e-Bug project, an initiative led by Public Health England with 26 international partner countries, whose aim is to educate children and young people about microbes, hygiene and the spread, treatment and prevention of infection.

Our day involved meeting and engaging with young people on microbes, how to effectively wash hands and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use.

The event was attended by more than 1000 people and was very motivating to see so many enthusiastic and curious young scientists!

Many thanks to the School of Pharmacy for funding this work!

School of Pharmacy


Cavanagh Pharmacy Building Room UG06 University College Cork