Achievements in 2022

The Centre to Impact AMR continues to deliver impact across many key areas, utilising researchers' unique strengths and perspectives. Learn more about the important work we do by clicking on the story links.

September

We are excited to be featured in the AMRInsights Special edition newsletter that reaches over 8000+ AMR professionals globally. Read more here.

Centre Leaders, Catriona Bradshaw and  Chris Fairley and team are awarded the National Eureka Prize in Infectious diseases for their or their work using genomics to understand and disrupt transmission of AMR STIs.

August

The Centre to Impact AMR congratulates Chris Greening on his promotion to Professor at Monash University. Recognition of his incredible contribution as a researcher, leader and collaborator, and as a valued member of our vibrant AMR community.

July

The Eureka prize finalists have been announced and the Centre to Impact AMR is proud to have three Centre Leaders amongst them. Congratulations to Assoc. Professor Chris Greening on his nomination as a finalist for The Eureka Prize 2022 as an outstanding early career scientist. Recognition of his innovative and pioneering research on microorganisms and their role in the methane cycle. Likewise Professor Chris Fairley and Professor Catriona Bradshaw and their team have been nominated in the Infectious Disease category for their work using genomics to understand and disrupt transmission of AMR STIs.

The Centre to Impact AMR congratulates both Thomas Naderer and Simon Corrie on their promotion to Associate Professors at Monash University. Recognition of their fine work as researchers, leaders and members of our vibrant AMR community.

June

The Centre to Impact AMR is delighted to to welcome Dr Sarah McGuinness as a new Centre Leader. Sarah is an academic infectious diseases physician with a research focuses on improving ways to prevent and treat infectious diseases in vulnerable populations. Sarah conducts research in Australia and overseas, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.  Welcome Sarah!

Dr Fernando Gordillo Altamirano was awarded the 2022 Mollie Holwood Doctoral Medal for Science for his thesis investigating phage antibiotic combination therapy to treat AMR.

Congratulations to Dr. Jinxin Zhao on being awarded a FMNHS Bridging Fellowship to continue his postdoctoral ECR research into combinatorial bacteriophage-antibiotic approaches to MDR Klebsiella within the Li lab.

May

The Centre to Impact AMR congratulates the four 2022 Impact AMR winners. Well done to Natalia Rosas, Chris McCrory, Jane Hawkey, and Lenka Vodstrcil.

Publication of the finding of surveillance testing of Australian supermarket beef and salmon, conducted by the R&D facility within the Centre to Impact AMR. Read about the report's impact here.

Release of “GUIDANCE FOR THE PREVENTION OF ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE WITH GENERAL PUBLICS”, authored by Centre to Impact AMR’s Mark Davis and  Andrea Whittaker. Read more about it, and find a link to the full report here.

March

To present the results of his work in the Li Lab, Dr Jinxin Zhao has been awarded a Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences ECR Travel Award (2022) to travel to Europe to give an oral and poster presentation ECCMID on the use of bacteriophage-antibiotic combinations against a MDR Klebsiella strain. He will also take the opportunity to share his work during some lab visits at the University of Konstanz and Max Planck Institute.

February

Two Monash students whose PhD work encompassed AMR and collaborations with  researchers in the Centre to Impact AMR have been awarded Postgraduate Publication Awards. Congratulations to Alexander Wright, (PhD student in Lutpon lab, Chemistry Department) who worked alongside Matthew Belousoff and the Lithgow lab to synthesise and characterise novel linezolid based antibiotics targeting bacterial ribosomes. And well done to Yanan Wang, a PhD student in Jiangning Song’s research group who has applied his expertise in deep-learning to develop programs to identify novel beta-lactamases and phage-host interactions, amongst other projects.

January

Australian Academy Science awards Chris Greening the prestigious Fenner Medal for his research that demonstrated bacteria can live on air.

The collaborative work of researchers at Monash within the AMR space was published in Nature Communications. Hsin-hui Shen, Jian Li and Jiangning Song's research on a polytherapy approach to combat AMR using cubosomes and polymyxin is elaborating on the premise of repurposing and delivering 'old' drugs for emerging AMR pathogens.