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INTEGRATE - Bridging the Gaps in Antimicrobial Resistance Research

INTEGRATE AMR was a 3-year EPSRC-funded "Bridging the Gaps" initiative, which started in Jan 2016.

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.

Click to read about our Interdisciplinary Research Approaches

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: