Contact Information:
Professor Gary Dmitrienko
Department of Chemistry
University of Waterloo
Waterloo ON N2L 3G1
Phone: 519-888-4642

Links and Resources

Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR)

- The Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) brings together researchers and research funding agencies from 17 countries in the European Union as well as from Israel and Canada in an effort to coordinate and enhance research activities in the area of antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotics - The Perfect Storm

- A very interesting blog concerning antibiotic R&D maintained by an exceptional expert in the field, Dr. David Shlaes.

ß-Lactamase Classification and Amino Acid Sequences for TEM, SHV and OXA Extended-Spectrum and Inhibitor Resistant Enzymes

- Compiled by Karen Bush and George Jacoby at Lahey Clinic (Burlington, MA, USA). This site keeps track of ß-lactamase sequences.

ß-lactamase Meeting

- The 12th in the series of triennial ß-lactamase meetings (the continuation of the meetings begun on Holy Island, UK many years ago) is taking place this summer from June 28th - July 1st on the island of Gran Canaria off the coast of Spain.

Summary of ß-lactamase Inhibitors

- A table of approximately 100 different types of known ß-lactamase inhibitors with structures and references provided.

Crystal Structures of Carbapenemases

- A table of approximately 200 PDB entries for ß-lactamase crystal structures, including class A carbapenemases (e.g. KPC, GES), all class B metallo-ß-lactamases, and all class D OXA ß-lactamases.