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.
- Antibiotic Discovery in the Abyss 14 November 2017
- Key discoveries offer significant hope of reversing antibiotic resistance 23 October 2017
- Bristol to lead national PhD training programme to tackle antimicrobial resistance 28 September 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