16 Nov 2015
Antibiotic Awareness Week - Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance
As part of Antibiotic Awareness Week, 16 – 20 November, Loughborough is joining universities around the UK informing staff and students about the dangers of antibiotic resistance.
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when harmful bacteria develop a defence against the drugs which are designed to kill them.
The majority of the world’s pathogenic bacteria have now developed some level of resistance to the antibiotics used to treat them.
Loughborough University’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have secured £545,000 to help tackle growing resistance to antibiotics.
The funding will be used to improve the understanding of AMR across the University and beyond, and to identify opportunities and facilitate interdisciplinary research projects to help tackle this global health threat.