-Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.
-Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.
-Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process.
-A growing number of infections – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and gonorrhoea – are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective.
-Antibiotic resistance leads to longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased mortality. [WHO]
Create a better diagnostic for AMR infections
Find solutions to prevent new infections from happening
Stop transmission of the most resistant pathogens
Reduce the reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes lurking in our very own microbiomes
Mine microbial genomes for novel solutions to the fight against antibiotic resistance
How can the genomic revolution help us in this dire moment?