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  • Antibiotic Discovery in the Abyss 14 November 2017 Combining the innovations of synthetic biology with robotic environmental sampling, a team of University of Bristol researchers are travelling to some of the most ‘extreme’ environments on Earth, including Atlantic depths of 4.5km, to find new leads which could help in the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.
  • Key discoveries offer significant hope of reversing antibiotic resistance 23 October 2017 Two recent studies led by the University of Bristol provide significant new hope in the fight against antibiotic resistance. By identifying what makes some bacteria resistant to the most commonly prescribed antibiotics, and how this can be reversed, the findings have demonstrated potentially life-saving consequences and could help reverse the tide of antibiotic resistance.
  • Bristol to lead national PhD training programme to tackle antimicrobial resistance 28 September 2017 In response to the urgent and global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Medical Research Foundation (MRF), the charitable foundation of the Medical Research Council, has invested £2.85M in delivering the UK’s first nationwide PhD training programme to focus on this major health challenge.
  • BristolBridge-funded project wins a Longitude Prize Discovery Award 1 August 2017 Drs Massimo Antognozzi, Charlotte Bermingham and team have won prestigious Longitude Prize funding to help develop their rapid test to detect antimicrobial resistance and assist GP antibiotic prescribing
  • Final Funding Round Open 12 February 2017 BristolBridge funding for AMR pump-priming projects - deadline 12 noon 19 April 2017
  • New research describes how bacteria resists ‘last-resort’ antibiotic 6 January 2017 An international research team, led by the University of Bristol, has provided the first clues to understand how the mcr-1 gene protects bacteria from colistin – a ‘last resort’ antibiotic used to treat life-threatening bacterial infections that do not respond to other treatment options.
  • BristolBridge Schools Conference on Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Science 20 December 2016 The University of Bristol is at the forefront of tackling the challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Engaging with the public to raise awareness of this global health issue, and what we can all do to help, is an important part of overcoming a problem that affects health, economic and social wellbeing.
  • New funding round open 28 July 2016 BristolBridge funding for AMR pump-priming projects, knowledge exchange and impact projects compliant with Official Development Assistance - deadline 12 noon, 26 September 2016.
  • BristolBridge Inaugural Conference 20 April 2016 BristolBridge held its inaugural conference on 8 April at Engineers' House which brought together researchers of different disciplines from 12 Schools and Departments. The delegates heard results from the first short projects funded by BristolBridge, viewed posters from the teams of the six newly funded projects and enjoyed presentations from clinical, academic and industrial perspectives which explored the engineering and physical science tools and technologies that are already being applied, or show potential, to tackle the global problem of antimicrobial resistance.
  • BristolBridge funds six new projects 21 March 2016 Six new interdisciplinary short projects funded
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