Response to recent cuts to ODA funding regarding AMR and its global impact

Emma Pickup ANTRUK announcements, Parliament

ANTRUK has read the statement regarding the UK Government’s decision to reduce the funds available for Official Development Assistance (ODA) and the possibility that ongoing funding for ODA projects in antimicrobial resistance may be terminated. We appreciate that this will have a significant impact on current research into tackling Anti-Microbial Resistance undertaken by UK Higher Education researchers. It will potentially …

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LIVE with Scientists inspires students with science

Gemma King ANTRUK announcements, Learn more, Research

Antibiotic Research UK and LIVE with Scientists teamed up for an interactive Antibiotic Resistance webinar earlier this month. The sell-out online event brought secondary school- and college-age students a fantastic insight into the work of PhD scientists investigating antibiotic resistance. The LIVE with Scientists programme is an online platform that hosts live science talks and interviews. It aims to provide …

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Running events finally back on track

Gemma King ANTRUK announcements, Get involved, Sporting events

Antibiotic Research UK is thrilled to announce that charity running events are returning in the summer of 2021. Running events – charity places Our running-enthusiast supporters can put their best foot forward at the Virgin Money London Marathon and the Vitality Big Half. We have a limited number of charity places for these events, so register your interest quickly if …

International Womens Day

International Women’s Day at Antibiotic Research UK

Emma Pickup ANTRUK announcements

The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘Choose to Challenge’. At Antibiotic Research UK, we are lucky enough to work alongside inspiring, incredible women every day who are committing their time and efforts to challenging antibiotic resistance. This is a global crisis, and our team works tirelessly, with the help of public support, to support patients, educate the public …

Scientia interview with Antibiotic Research UK

Antibiotic Research UK in conversation with Scientia

Emma Pickup ANTRUK announcements

While antibiotics have transformed modern medicine, helped to extend life expectancy in the UK by as much as 20 years and saved millions of lives around the world, the rapid rise of resistance to these drugs presents an imminent global health disaster if not adequately managed in the very near future. In this exclusive interview, Scientia speaks with Professor Colin …

Dr Lloyd Payne

Dr Lloyd Payne joins Antibiotic Research UK as Chair of Science Committee

Emma Pickup ANTRUK announcements

Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) is delighted to welcome Dr Lloyd Payne to the charity. Dr Payne has extensive experience in drug discovery and anti-infectives. He is an excellent addition to the team as the charity continues to drive the fight against antibiotic resistance. Dr Lloyd Payne is a drug discovery executive and anti-infectives specialist. He has more than 25 years’ industry …

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Antibiotic Research UK wins Bionow AMR Award 2021

Emma Pickup ANTRUK announcements

We are delighted to announce that Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) has won the Bionow Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) award 2021 in recognition of our Patient Support Service.  See the award ceremony on YouTube. Our Patient Support Programme was established in 2019. It is the UK’s first dedicated programme to support patients and families suffering with resistant bacterial infections. Patients now have access …

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Antibiotic Research UK’s 2018 Small Research Grants bear fruit

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Research

One of Antibiotic Research UK’s key objectives is to provide funding that supports UK university academics in their research into antibiotics and antibiotic resistance. Our Small Research Grants fulfil that objective and allow us to quickly allocate funding in response to new research opportunities as and when they arise. Research is vital to our mission – the knowledge and understanding …

Please help us to plan our next five year’s strategy

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

It is now just over five years since our charity was formed to tackle the major public health problem of bacterial antibiotic resistance. Since that time, we have grown as a charity and have accomplished a great deal in our three focussed activities of research, education and patient support. Making sure we are doing what you want us to do …

Professor Jim Al-Khalili hosting a student science quiz

The results of the Great University Science Quiz

bowhouse ANTRUK announcements

Great University Science Quiz – raising awareness and cash to help tackle drug resistance Antibiotic Research UK’s inaugural Great University Science Quiz took place online on Wednesday 18th November. 13 teams from universities across the UK rose to the challenge. Between them, they raised over £5000 to help beat drug-resistant infections. Shionogi and MSD sponsored the event. It included four rounds …

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Review highlights how antibiotic resistance is spread in low-middle income countries

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Learn more

A review of nearly 200 studies into the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections has highlighted individual accountability and global action as vital for preventing a global increase in deaths from such infections. In July this year, researchers from France, Lebanon, Italy and South Africa published ‘Drivers of Antibiotic Resistance Transmission in Low- and Middle-Income Countries from a “One Health” Perspective—A Review’ …

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One world’s mighty fight against antibiotic resistance

Peter Gibson ANTRUK announcements, Uncategorised

This is the final day of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-24 November). In a year where all corners of the globe have been affected by a deadly virus, today’s theme urges unity. We need a united approach to beating drug-resistance. And we join with the World Health Organisation in calling for a whole societal approach to fight against antibiotic resistance. …

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Stories from the frontline of antibiotic resistance during COVID-19

Peter Gibson ANTRUK announcements

Our Patient Support team plus one of the people they have helped contribute to a new report launched by the Longitude Prize. A new report of case studies published today coincides with World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020. It gives a platform to people living with drug-resistant infections, those that have survived them and to the clinicians contending with them. This …

Global plea to spread the importance of preventing STIs

Peter Gibson ANTRUK announcements

Drug-resistant sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are the focus of today’s campaigning during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (2020). In the UK the incidence of STIs is increasing year on year as reported by Public Health England for 2019 (1).  Not only are STIs increasing but also there have been reports of resistance to antibiotics (2). Whilst the incidence of resistance is …

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Nurses and midwives can play a significant role in tackling drug-resistance

Peter Gibson ANTRUK announcements

Nurses and midwives need more training in antibiotic prescribing to monitor patients’ use of antibiotics – to help fight drug-resistant infections. Whilst infection control is pivotal in nursing and midwifery training, specific knowledge and guidance on antibiotic resistance is patchy (1). This despite the fact that nurses and midwives prescribe antibiotics to vulnerable babies who are particularly susceptible to hospital …

Has COVID-19 caused the inappropriate use of antibiotics?

Peter Gibson ANTRUK announcements

Perhaps inevitably, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-24 November) turns its attention to the impact of the Coronavirus. Has it increased the inappropriate use of antibiotics and antibiotic prescribing? Research shows that in the early days of the pandemic, baffled doctors overused antibiotics in America, Asia and Italy (1). They have continued to be disseminated empirically to patients to prevent, rather …

mother and son developing an interest in antibiotics

Nurturing an interest in bugs and antibiotics

Peter Gibson ANTRUK announcements

Left unchecked, antibiotic resistance could have a devastating impact on our next generation. But how do we make children and young people more aware of the issue? And how can we encourage them to take action to reduce resistance? That is the theme of the third day of campaigning for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-24 November). Our charity’s work has …

hospital teaching the importance of good hand hygiene

Has hand hygiene had an impact?

Peter Gibson ANTRUK announcements, Uncategorised

Water, sanitation, and hygiene is the theme of the second day of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020. And we are asking: “Has the importance of good hand hygiene been forgotten and overtaken by the dominance of the need to wear masks?” Good hand hygiene not only stops the spread of COVID-19 it also halts viral infections such as colds and …

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Take action against antibiotic resistance now to avoid a pandemic worse than COVID-19

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved, Learn more

We have been working with the pharma giant Pfizer, co-producers of the first vaccine against COVID-19 to help avoid a future pandemic of bacterial antibiotic resistance. Professor Colin Garner (Chief Executive) and Professor Christine Bond (Trustee and Education Committee Chair – Emeritus Professor, University of Aberdeen) were members of an AMR Taskforce charged with defining how individuals can make a …