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Our mission is to rapidly advance research, education and collaboration in search of solutions to tackle the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most serious public health challenges of our time. The global burden of AMR is rising rapidly, so action is urgently needed.
Our goal is to make a difference, driving progress to address the global problem of AMR. For this, we work in the laboratory, in the field, and with the public to:
- Undertake the science necessary to enable the discovery of new antibiotics, for human and animal use
- Lead international, collaborative studies that assess the global burden of AMR, to inform more effective ways to prevent and treat drug-resistant infections
- Train future generations of researchers to pursue collaborative scientific discovery in the AMR field, including in academia and industry
- Develop wide-reaching engagement initiatives to raise public awareness about AMR, inform policy and promote action to help prevent the growing threat of drug resistance
Learn more about our main areas of focus, researchers, labs, capabilities and publications
We are training early- and mid-career researchers to advance the interdisciplinary science needed to address AMR
We organize events and outreach activities about AMR targeting a variety of audiences