World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022

A global campaign aiming to shed light on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines, making infections harder to treat. 

We are proud to be at the centre of international efforts to discover and develop new antibiotics. Explore how we are addressing the challenge of AMR for human health and encouraging best practices among the public.

AMR week at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Our academics carry out research to unveil the global impact of AMR, new antibiotics, and a variety of other research in the field.

Hear about the work researchers are doing at the University of Liverpool to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

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Antimicrobial Pharmacodynamics and Therapeutics (APT) laboratory

Read about the work our APT lab does to address AMR and how we are working with the Liverpool City Region.

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On the front line against infection and AMR

Professor Rasmita Raval talks about how the research conducted at the Open Innovation Hub for Antimicrobial Surfaces and the National Biofilm Innovation Centre is playing a critical role in tackling resistant microbes.

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Multi-layered bacterial genome defences

We are part of a new research programme which will look at how bacterial defence systems shape the evolution of "mobile genetic elements" (MGEs), which play a key role in spreading antimicrobial resistance.

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Liverpool AMR Citizens’ Jury

Shortlisted for The Antibiotic Guardian Shared Learning & Awards 2022/23 for public engagement, a jury of 18 Liverpool City Region residents met and questioned key expert witnesses who gave them insight into the local and worldwide impacts of AMR, marking the beginning of a conversation with the people of Liverpool regarding a proposed AMR research programme.

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Listen to the Liverpool Scientific

Raechelle D'Sa Professor in Antimicrobial Biomaterials talks to the Liverpool Scientific podcast about her work developing antimicrobial biomaterials to prevent the adhesion of bacteria onto surfaces such as medical implants.

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AMR week 2022

A global campaign that is celebrated annually to improve awareness and understanding of AMR and encourage best practices among the public, One Health stakeholders and policymakers, who all play a critical role in reducing the further emergence and spread of AMR.

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£7.5M funding boost for National Biofilms Innovation Centre

During Biofilm Week and World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, a £7.5 million award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and Innovate UK has been announced to build upon National Biofilms Innovation Centre's (NBIC) collective strength