Research for this exhibition was aided by funding from the National Institute for Health Research Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre. The views expressed are those of the exhibition author and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

This exhibition would never have happened without the generous help and encouragement of Professor Gordon Dougan and his team at the Jeffrey Biomedical Research Centre, Cambridge University. Special thanks go to Daniel Power, Archana Madhav and Robert Will for their careful reading of the final draft of the exhibition and suggested changes and to Sophie and William Palmer for their feedback on the short exhibition. I am also grateful Ankur Mutreja, Vilas Navapurkar and Andrew Conway-Morris for sparing the time to talk to me about their development of new AMR diagnostics discussed in the final section of the exhibition and to Brian Spratt for his recollections about the development of microbial population genetics. Many thanks also go to Stephen Baker, Tamsyn Roberts, Ben Warne and Fiona Cooke for sharing their insights while preparing the exhibition and to Mohammad N Haqmal for his advice in the final stages of completing the exhibition. Also last, but not least, I am very grateful to Emmett Power for his tireless support and coding which enabled me to put the exhibition online.

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