AMR@Leeds Seminar: BioArt – Anna Dumitriu and Jane Freeman

Thursday 17 February 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm
Online event
Lectures and seminars
General public

Our February AMR@Leeds seminar is a joint seminar with artist Anna Dumitriu and clinical academic fellow Dr Jane Freeman, who will present on their recent BioArt collaboration.

Anna Dumitriu

Anna Dumitriu is an award winning internationally renowned British artist who works with BioArt, sculpture, installation, and digital media to explore our relationship to infectious diseases, synthetic biology and robotics. Past exhibitions include ZKM, Ars Electronica, BOZAR, The Picasso Museum, HeK Basel, Science Gallery Detroit, MOCA Taipei, LABoral, Art Laboratory Berlin, and Eden Project.

She holds visiting research fellowships at the University of Hertfordshire, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and Waag Society, as well as artist-in-residence roles with the Modernising Medical Microbiology Project at the University of Oxford, and with the National Collection of Type Cultures at Public Health England. She was the 2018 President of the Science and the Arts Section of the British Science Association.

Her work has featured in many significant publications including Frieze, Artforum International Magazine, Leonardo Journal, The Art Newspaper, Nature and The Lancet. Current collaborations include the Institute of Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology at BOKU – Universität für Bodenkultur in Vienna, the EU H2020 CHIC Consortium, the University of Leeds and the Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells at HelmholtzZentrum in München. 

Dr Jane Freeman

Dr Jane Freeman is a Clinical Academic Fellow in Clinical Microbiology at the University of Leeds, where she also holds an NIHR/HEE Clinical Lectureship. She is a Clinical Scientist at LTHT and about to start a new role as National Clinical Lead for AMR Diagnostics at NHS England/NHS Improvement.

Her main research interests are around Clostridioides difficile, antimicrobial resistance and susceptibility testing, and the impact of antimicrobials on the gut microbiome. She is also a keen advocate of clinical academic careers for Healthcare Scientists and Pharmacists and communicating science to the public in exciting ways!


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