Medical Research Council – call for proposals for tackling antimicrobial resistance

The Medical Research Council have recently launched a call for proposals for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) under the following themes:

Theme 1: Understanding resistant bacteria in context of the host

Theme 2: Accelerating therapeutic and diagnostics development

The AMR Funders Forum, has identified key themes to target current and future investments. These themes will foster collaboration between diverse disciplines, share information across the public and private sectors, allow access to tools, compound libraries, datasets and screens to acquire new insights into the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria, the evolution of resistance and to drive the discovery of new diagnostic, preventative and therapeutic strategies for bacterial infections particularly antibiotic resistant strains.

The current focus of this initiative is on resistant bacteria of humans and animals but we acknowledge antimicrobial issues in other classes of pathogens and other target species such as plants, which will not be addressed through this initiative.

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The closing date for submissions is 2 September 2014