Edinburgh Infectious Diseases
Edinburgh Infectious Diseases

Antimicrobial resistance research in Edinburgh

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is increasingly recognised as one of the greatest threats to global healthcare. The pages below highlight some of the research happening across Edinburgh Infectious Diseases that is contributing solutions to beat this urgent problem.

Antimicrobial resistance research in Edinburgh

Research across Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is contributing solutions to beat the global crisis in antimicrobial resistance.

Global and local epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance

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The study of the dynamics and spread of AMR at the veterinary-human interface (One Health).

Rapid diagnostics for more effective use of antibiotics

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One of the keys to more effective and appropriate use of antibiotics is identifying the nature of an infection as quickly as possible.

Mechanisms in biology, evolution and physics underpinning AMR

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Edinburgh has a significant depth of expertise addressing the fundamental biological and physical processes underlying the acquisition and spread of antimicrobial resistance.

Antibiotic alternatives and vaccine development

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An area of significant research strength in Edinburgh is the investigation of alternatives to antibiotics for controlling infections, from modulation of the host immune response to development of novel vaccines

The Edinburgh Antimicrobial Resistance Forum

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The Edinburgh Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Forum showcases and connects partners who are interested in Antimicrobial Resistance in and around Edinburgh to foster innovative multi-disciplinary research and collaboration.