A very warm welcome to Gothenburg and EDAR 2021!
The international symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance - EDAR started in 2012 and since then have become THE most important event in research on antibiotic resistance where the environmental aspects are discussed. Being held in Asia and North America the last years now EDAR returns to Europe and the city of Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Life Sciences are changing and bacterial research remains at their forefront. Advancements in genome sequencing and understanding of interplays between the environment and medical milieus just make microbes more exciting as organisms in basic cell biological research, genome evolution and as a tool for studying flow of biological matter between the environment and mammalian settings as well as the impact all this have on global policy changes.
One of the most important reasons for the enormous interest in bacteria is the increase and alarming rate in which antibiotic resistance is disseminates. No other medical question is as urgent to resolve as the threat antibiotic resistance imposes. EDAR 2021 is the meeting of the international research community where the latest and even unpublished results are exchanged, and new projects, alliances, and collaborations are founded – “A do-not-miss-event”.
The EDAR organizers are confident that this symposium will contain important news and instigate new collaborations and ideas for all partaking fellows. Taken together, EDAR 2021 will provide an up-to-date overview in the field and it will set the scene for years to come. After all, it is one of the most affordable international conferences of such as size and reputation!
On behalf of the organizing committee,