BristolBridge: a multidisciplinary approach to tackling antimicrobial resistance.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an escalating global threat. BristolBridge aims to provide exciting new research opportunities for outstanding engineering and physical sciences researchers, including those who have never previously felt their work was relevant to AMR.
The antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenge is part of a cross-Research Council initiative to encourage researchers to work collaboratively to tackle the emergence and spread of infections caused by bacteria that are resistant to treatment by current antibiotics.
BristolBridge supports multiple pump-priming projects across the University to generate data for future research proposals.
- BristolBridge-funded project wins a Longitude Prize Discovery Award 1 August 2017
- Final Funding Round Open 12 February 2017
- New research describes how bacteria resists ‘last-resort’ antibiotic 6 January 2017
A Network of over 200 researchers from 4 of our 6 Faculties; links with investigators in the GW4, UWE and in LMICs
Funding: Funded 17 pump-priming research projects and 1 outreach project
Training: Trained 30 postdocs and PhD students from engineering and the physical sciences in microbiology techniques
Industry links: Partnered with SMEs; industry engagement events and visits
Engaging: Engaged many members of the public and hundreds of school children through our outreach activities