Centre to Impact AMR
Antimicrobial resistance is becoming more prevalent and more extreme. How science rethinks its response will determine the outcome of one of the great health threats of the 21st century.
We can win the fight against superbugs, but it requires a paradigm shift in thinking. The days of relying on “silver bullet” drugs are over.
Our Centre’s approach is multifaceted and multidisciplinary. Our teams are tracking and mapping superbugs to assist in making informed intervention decisions, developing unique antimicrobial surfaces to curb their spread, exploring new treatments to complement or replace old ones, and working to prolong the life of existing antibiotics.
We believe it is possible to turn the tide, and again take control. We also are determined to help all Australians change the way they think about and use antibiotics and other antimicrobials, so that we are all part of the solution, not the problem.
Our aim is to drive the transformation of the global approach to the resistance of superbugs by leading the evolution of science, policy, behaviours, environments and skills development.
There will be challenges, but we are up for the fight.
SEMINAR: Eat to Compete - Understanding immunometabolic interactions that drive Candida auris infection
The Centre to Impact AMR's own 2023 Hartland Oration speaker, Dr Harshini Weerasinghe, presented a 45-minute seminar titled 'Eat to Compete: Understanding immunometabolic interactions that drive Candida auris infection'. Harshini spoke about her work on the metabolic interactions of Candida auris with macrophages during infection.
SEMINAR: CARB-X - The First 6 Years
We were delighted to have Chief Scientist of CARB-X, Richard Alm, deliver an insightful seminar into the global AMR scene and the overarching mission of CARB-X in tackling AMR and improving its outcomes. CARB-X is the only global partnership that predominantly supports antibacterial research.
You can access the seminar recording through this link.
SYMPOSIUM: Unmet Needs in AMR: Clinical Problems, Scientific Solutions
The Centre to Impact AMR’s Clinical Unmet Needs Working Group hosted a symposium on March 23rd titled Unmet Needs in AMR: Clinical Problems, Scientific Solutions. The purpose of this forum was to bring together clinicians and scientists/engineers to discuss problems and solutions to antimicrobial resistance.
RESEARCH PROJECT: Surveillance of AMR across different reservoirs
Tent Jirapanjawat, R & D Facility Research Officer and Manager showcases the capabilities the AMR Testing and Surveillance arm of the Centre to Impact AMRs facility led by Prof Chris Greening.
Partnerships and Industry
The Monash Centre to Impact Antimicrobial Resistance works with industry, government and other organisations, through funded collaborative research and provision of contract research services.
Our research partnerships draw on the Centre’s interdisciplinary expertise network of its 25 world-leading research leaders and the research capability provided by the Centre’s Antimicrobial Resistance R&D Facility. This enables our partners to work with us at all stages of the R&D pipeline, from understanding the fundamental biology of Antimicrobial resistance to engineering new detection methods and changing public thinking about AMR.
Memberships & Affiliations
International Network for AMR Social Science
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