Knocking Out Antimicrobial Resistance: a new cross-disciplinary project
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most urgent global threats to our healthcare systems, economies, the environment and animal health. Microbiologists in academic, industrial and clinical settings worldwide are at the forefront of developing innovative solutions to tackle AMR. We believe now is the time to act and focus on an interdisciplinary, solutions-driven approach in a ‘One Health’ context.
To this end, the Microbiology Society is leading the way with the Knocking Out AMR project, an ambitious, bold and extensive scheme of work aiming to promote feasible and effective solutions to AMR.
Knocking Out AMR will focus on three priority solutions with the following objectives:
Therapeutics and Vaccines
Using the Society’s cross disciplinary expertise, the Knocking Out AMR project will support activities in key areas such as research and development of preventative measures and alternative therapeutics; interdisciplinary co-working in the antimicrobial pipeline; and the reduction of inappropriate antimicrobial exposure.
Diagnostics and Surveillance
Acting as a conduit between its expert membership and external stakeholders, the Knocking Out AMR project will support effective cross-sector integration of the unmet needs of those working across diagnostics and surveillance through effective knowledge sharing in the UK and internationally.
The Knocking Out AMR project aims to drive knowledge exchange between AMR experts and policymakers, while ensuring that the full diversity of voices of microbiologists working on AMR are heard, both in the UK and worldwide.
Register your interest in Knocking Out AMR
The Knocking Out AMR project aims to bring together everyone who works in AMR, whoever they are and wherever they are. If you work in AMR, fill out this form to register your interest and keep up to date with opportunities to get involved.
This form is for individuals that would like to register interest in the Knocking Out AMR project. If you are interested in opportunities for organisations to collaborate with the Microbiology Society, please scroll down.
Opportunities for collaboration
The Knocking Out AMR project represents a unique opportunity to capitalise on our members’ expertise and influence to shape the response to AMR. AMR is a global crisis that demands coordinated action and the Microbiology Society is uniquely positioned to foster cross-disciplinary and multi-sector collaborations.
To find out more about the Knocking Out AMR project and opportunities for collaboration, please email [email protected].
Microbe Talk: AMR podcast episodes
Listen to our podcast, Microbe Talk, to hear directly from microbiologists working in AMR.