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
Our research to find new antibiotics derived from natural products.
Identifying what makes bacteria resistant to antibiotics and how it may be reversed or blocked.
Novel AMR diagnostics to assist with more effective antibiotic prescribing.
AMR research applications
How using antimicrobial materials in wound care, medical devices and implants are offering potential solutions.
Identifying the behaviours surrounding antibiotic use in healthcare systems and livestock production.
Improving the use of antibiotics in primary care to preserve the efficacy of current antibiotics.
AMR in a global context, regulation and policy
Determining the drivers of AMR in human and veterinary healthcare in global contexts.
Establishing surveillance systems of AMR and antimicrobial usage in global farming systems
How different regulatory systems in human and animal healthcare drive global AMR.