Professor Kevin Outterson to give the ANTRUK 2021 Annual Lecture kindly sponsored by Pfizer

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements

We’re delighted to announce the title of this year’s ANTRUK Annual Lecture: ‘Smarter ways to buy antibacterials’ given by Professor Kevin Outterson. Professor Outterson is the Executive Director of CARB-X. We would like to thank the pharmaceutical company Pfizer for sponsoring this year’s event. Developing new treatments against antibiotic resistant bacteria is of key importance if we are to see a …

DIAMOND study combines over-the-counter treatments for travellers' diarrhoea

DIAMOND study shows new treatment combination could reduce antibiotic use

Gemma King ANTRUK announcements, Research, Treatments

Antibiotic Research UK-funded research project DIAMOND has recently published very promising findings in the Pilot and Feasibility Studies journal. The DIAMOND study tested a combination of existing over-the-counter remedies for the treatment of travellers’ diarrhoea. The combination was discovered to have potential in a few isolated cases. It has now been extended to a wider group of patients in China. …

We are looking for new Trustees – can you help our charity to tackle drug resistant infections?

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Get involved

Imagine a world without antibiotics when even a simple scratch could kill. Where even minor surgery could lead to an untreatable infection. Constantly worrying about picking up any bacterial infection. Every day in the United Kingdom around 30 people will die from an antibiotic resistant infection. Many more each day must take potent antibiotics. In 2019 around 1.5 million  people …

New 2021 – 2025 year strategy for Antibiotic Research UK

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Donate

We’re really excited to bring you the new Antibiotic Research UK strategy for 2021 – 2025. The formation of our charity in 2014 arose from discussions amongst academic researchers and scientists / clinicians. Each were working in the pharmaceutical industry, all with an interest in antibiotics and antibiotic resistance. This group felt the problem of drug-resistant infections was not getting …

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National Lottery grant for our work in England

Gemma King ANTRUK announcements, Coronavirus COVID-19, Patient stories, Press Release

Antibiotic Research UK is delighted to have received a second grant from National Lottery Awards for All. This follows a previous award for our Patient Support work in Scotland and will allow us to develop our service further in England, too. Our award-winning patient support service provides emotional and informational support to people who have a drug-resistant infection. Arlene, Patient Support …

Education Committee renamed Public Engagement and Patient Support Committee

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements

As Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) has grown, so has its remit. When first formed, the charity’s main focus was on developing new treatments for drug-resistant infections. This broadened out to include AMR education and most recently to supporting patients with an antibiotic resistant infection. To reflect this evolution of the charity’s focus, the Education Committee’s scope has been broadened to …

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National Lottery grant supports our service in Scotland

Gemma King ANTRUK announcements, Donate

Antibiotic Research UK is delighted to have received a grant of more than £6,500 from the National Lottery Awards for All Scotland. This grant, for our Patient Support service, will help us develop a vital support network for people affected by antibiotic-resistant infections in Scotland. Arlene Brailey, Patient Support Lead, who is based in Edinburgh, said “I am over the …

It’s time to act to stop the wide-ranging consequences of antimicrobial resistance

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Learn more

New Wellcome Report – ‘How drug resistant infections are undermining modern medicine – and why more research is needed’ – cites the story of ANTRUK supporter and speaker Annabelle Armitage. It draws attention to the increasingly dangerous implications of AMR. It also highlights the urgent need for more research to stop common infections becoming untreatable. One of the main drivers …

Life Sciences Vision - our view

Comment on the Life Sciences Vision policy

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Coronavirus COVID-19, Parliament, Press Release, Research

On 6 July 2021, the UK government published its Life Sciences Vision policy. It described this policy as a “plan to create a thriving sector, and tackle the major causes of death and disease”. It sets out how, over the next ten years, the UK will tackle some of the major diseases that affect our society. This includes dementia, cancer, …

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Charity launches patient video by Mary at Parliament event organised by Pfizer UK

Colin Garner ANTRUK announcements, Patient stories

We were very pleased to both participate and present at a Parliament meeting organised by Pfizer UK. Attendees were drawn from the Houses of Commons and Lords as well as senior members of the Civil Service. The event was hosted by Lord Bethell, UK Minister for Innovation. It was to brief participants about the challenge that drug-resistant infections pose globally, …

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 …

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 …