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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most critical challenges facing science in the 21st century. For decades we have benefited from the widespread availability of drugs to treat a variety of conditions using ant...
Funded by: EPSRC
Lead research organisation: University of Surrey
The project focuses on detecting and mitigating the emergence of AMR in zoonotic pathogens and developing new techniques and tools for addressing the problem.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of a microorganism (e.g. bacteria, parasites, viruses) to stop responding to an antimicrobial drug (e.g. antibiotics, antiparasitic or antiviral drugs) that previously treate...
Funded by: MRC
Lead research organisation: Royal Veterinary College
The project aims to develop a harmonized evaluation framework for integrated surveillance systems for AMR, which can indirectly contribute to better diagnostic tests and judicious use of antimicrobials and anthelmintics.
Prof Dame Sally Davies, the previous Chief medical officer and current UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) said that if antimicrobial drugs lose their effectiveness it would spell "the end of modern m...
Funded by: NERC
Lead research organisation: University of Exeter
The project focuses on informing planning and implementation of environmental AMR surveillance, which can help in understanding and preventing the development of antimicrobial and anthelmintic resistance.