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 Vision Statement

Through a series of workshops in January 2024, we gathered insights from our membership and the wider AMR community to understand the challenges they’re facing and the role of the Society in helping to confront these issues.

These challenges, and what we commit to deliver to support the AMR community, are laid out in our vision statement below.

KO AMR vision statement

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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. 

By completing and submitting this form, you understand, and hereby consent that the personal data provided by you in this form will be collected, processed and used by the Microbiology Society to send you communication relating to the Knocking Out AMR project in accordance with our privacy policy.

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.