World Antimicrobial Awareness Week: Liverpool research leading way

Today marks the start of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, which aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid further emergence and spread.

Despite the global pandemic, it’s been a busy year for antimicrobial resistance research in Liverpool as our scientists continue to help address one of the greatest threats to human and animal health.

From the opening of dedicated state-of-the-art laboratories, to the discovery of fundamental new insights and the development of novel treatments, we round up our AMR research news highlights from the past 12 months.

AMR laboratories

Former Chief Medical Officer and current UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance, Professor Dame Sally Davies visited Liverpool in January to help launch an ambitious new programme of AMR research for the Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research (CEIDR).

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