The programme was designed to integrate antimicrobial resistance research expertise across disciplines and to foster a collaborative environment for researchers in Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Medicine, WMG and Physics
An Interdisciplinary Approach
Antimicrobial resistance is a major threat to human health, dramatically reducing the effectiveness of drugs that have been a substantial component of medical treatment for decades.
Traditionally, the study of AMR has been led by Medical and Life Science researchers.
However, to effectively halt the rise of AMR in the population requires the combined resources of Mathematical, Engineering, Physical, Chemical, Medical and Life Sciences, in highly interdisciplinary ventures.
The Power of Quantitative Thinking
The quantitative and predictive skills of EPSRC remit sciences will be key to creating a step-change in the study of AMR in terms of: understanding mechanisms of AMR, prediction of potential novel antibiotic targets and methods to contain and control AMR spread.
"Bridging the Gaps" Network
A total of eleven institutions were awarded funding to engage engineering and physical sciences (EPS) researchers with the AMR challenge. Please explore other partner initiatives below:
- AMR4AMR, Aston University
- EMBRACE, Imperial College London
- Loughborough University
- Bridging The Gaps, University of Nottingham
- QUBAN, Queen's University Belfast
- SHAMROK, University of Sheffield
- NAMRIP, University of Southampton
- CHAIR, University of Surrey
- INTEGRATE, University of Warwick
- T/\RGeTED, University of York