Project: Inhibition of antimicrobial drug resistance: Exploiting an old drug as a basis for inhibitory discovery

Acronym Project N010 (Reference Number: JPIAMR_2016_N010)
Duration 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017
Project Topic Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious emerging threat for patients and the healthcare systems. It has been anticipated by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in Britain that AMR has the potential to reduce Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 3.5% globally and to kill an additional 10 million people by 2050, and as such the topic is of high importance to the public. Our working group will highlight the efforts made in the field by academics and industry alike and raise awareness on the urgency of action and proposes the use of an old nitrofuran drug for future development of potent antimicrobials by intense study of its use, potency, and the fundamental science behind its mode of action and resistance mechanisms. The inclusion of distinguished and prominent scientists in the field coming from different backgrounds will emphasize a multidisciplinary effort is needed to tackle the serious problem of AMR in a timely fashion.
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Network JPI AMR
Call 4th Joint Call: Research Networking Programmes

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Goethe University Frankfurt Coordinator Germany
2 University of Birmingham Observer uk
3 University of Uppsala Observer Sweden
4 Erasmus University Rotterdam Observer Netherlands
5 University of Birmingham and West Midlands Public Health Laboratory Observer uk
6 University of Birmingham Observer uk
7 University of Birmingham Observer uk
8 Goethe University Frankfurt Observer Germany
9 Goethe University Frankfurt Observer Germany
10 DaVolterra Observer France