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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 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.

Edinburgh Antimicrobial Resistance Research Strategy

In March 2017 Edinburgh Infectious Diseases hosted the Edinburgh Antimcirobial Research Symposium in the Playfair Library, Old College, University of Edinburgh.

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

Antimicrobial resistance in fungi

Research in Edinburgh is addressing the impact of fungal resistance to antibiotics in human, veterinary and environmental health.

Governance and Stewardship of Antibiotics

A key strand to the work in Edinburgh on AMR is understanding how antibiotic use can be governed and regulated at the global level and the challenges to implementing evidence-based policies in countries across the world led by Prof Devi Sridhar.

Beyond Resistance: AMR in the Arts and Social Sciences

BEYOND RESISTANCE is an interdisciplinary network spanning the arts, sciences and social sciences to investigate, explore and find solutions to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

University of Edinburgh to host Fleming Fund fellows from Uganda

In 2019 the University of Edinburgh is hosting six fellows from Uganda to study AMR surveillance in human and animals.

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.