Research projects

The Bristol AMR interdisciplinary research community is focusing on three main research areas to address the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance: 1) Antimicrobial resistance discovery science; 2) AMR research applications and 3) AMR in a global context

Antimicrobial resistance discovery science

Natural deep sea sponges Antibiotic drug discovery

Our research to find new antibiotics derived from natural products.

A research wears a VR headset Understanding and blocking resistance

Identifying what makes bacteria resistant to antibiotics and how it may be reversed or blocked.

A researcher sets up an instrument to collect data. Development of novel resistance diagnostics

Novel AMR diagnostics to assist with more effective antibiotic prescribing.

AMR research applications

A close up image of an antibiotic nanospike New approaches to infection prevention and treatment

How using antimicrobial materials in wound care, medical devices and implants are offering potential solutions.

Pills tumbling out of a jar Antibiotic usage and behaviour change in human and veterinary medicine

Identifying the behaviours surrounding antibiotic use in healthcare systems and in veterinary medicine

Merrywood Practice, Bristol Data linkage for antibiotic stewardship and reduced AMR in healthcare

Improving the use of antibiotics in primary care to preserve the efficacy of current antibiotics.

AMR in a global context, regulation and policy

A group photo of the AMR in a Global Context team Understanding the drivers of AMR in a One Health context

Determining the drivers of AMR in human and veterinary healthcare in global contexts.

Herd of dairy cows Surveillance of AMR and antimicrobial usage in farming

Establishing surveillance systems of AMR and antimicrobial usage in global farming systems

Understanding regulatory systems relevant to drivers of AMR

How different regulatory systems in human and animal healthcare drive global AMR.

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