Global meet on contemporary anti-microbial research at IIT KGP
    Kolkata, Dec 14 (PTI) Experts from the USA, UK and
several other countries will discuss issues related to
know-how to handle resistant micro-organisms clinically at an
international conference to be held from Saturday.
    The second International Conference on Contemporary
Antimicrobial Research (ICCAR-2018) will be held at IIT
Kharagpur campus in collaboration with the Society for
Antimicrobial Research (SAR), India for three days
from December 15, a statement issued by IIT KGP said.
    The thrust areas in ICCAR-2018 include antimicrobial
resistance mechanisms, evolution and propagation of
antimicrobial resistance, new target identification,
prospective antimicrobial therapeutics, structure-based drug
design, clinical aspects of handling antimicrobial resistance
and novel detection methods and antimicrobial resistance, it
    Prof Anindya S Ghosh of IIT KGP called for support in
creating awareness among people "about the pros and cons of
the indiscriminate use of antimicrobials," the statement said.
    "This was important to reduce drug abuse and misuse,
thus bringing down the adverse effect on future antimicrobial
therapy," Ghosh said. PTI SUS