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Antibiotic resistance

We don’t believe in a future where enforced quarantine is needed to halt the spread of disease.

Today's antibiotic resistance challenge

It's a global battle between humankind and microbes. Antibiotic resistance has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the three greatest health threats.

If the trend in antimicrobial resistance isn't halted, it's estimated that by 2050, 10 million people a year will die from superbug-related infections, overtaking cancer and heart disease as our No.1 killer.

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This future shouldn't exist; we're changing it

  • A Different Lens: Beating the superbugs

    Watch this latest episode of A Different Lens to learn more about how we can overcome the superbugs.

  • Monash Research Champion: Trevor Lithgow

    Meet Professor Trevor Lithgow: microbiologist and Head of the Bacterial Cell Biology Lab at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute. Professor Lithgow's research focuses on antibiotic resistant superbugs and their structure - in order to develop treatments.

  • From Baghdad to Melbourne: Dr Harry Al-Wassiti's remarkable journey

    We're living in uncertain times, so where to next with COVID-19 and what have we learnt so far? Dr Harry Al-Wassiti is part of a team from the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Parkville using new technology – similar to DNA, but also slightly different – joining the global chase for an elusive vaccine to the virus.

    Read about Dr Al-Wassiti's progress, and more of the latest commentary and opinions on COVID-19 from Monash University's leading academics on Monash Lens. From vaccine development and public health policy, to the future of healthcare and the importance of how research is shaping tomorrow.