I just came back from Boston and the annual meeting of BAARN
– the Boston Area Antibiotic Resistance Network symposium held at the Broad Institute.
The meeting was interesting but the atmosphere was funereal.
Many of those losing their jobs with the closure of Cubist’s research center in Lexington, Mass were there as were many whose jobs are threatened at AZ’s facility in Waltham, Mass.
One major topic of discussion during the breaks was – where will all the antibiotic research go?