Antibiotic Research UK to fund seven new research projects worth £200,000 in total

Antibiotic Research UK to fund seven new research projects worth £200,000 in total

  • 09/11/2021

Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) announced that through its 2021 Small Research Grants / Career Development Awards programme it will support seven new research projects on antimicrobial resistance. The total spent on the projects marks the largest sum of financial aid that ANTRUK has ever invested in the history of the programme. The grants will fund academic research in basic and applied sciences equally to help ward off the dangers of a ‘silent pandemic’ through the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance.

The grants have been awarded to seven UK-wide research projects including the following:

  • Dr Ryan Hamilton from the Leicester School of Pharmacy, DeMontfort University – Exploring the experiences and support needs of people living with antimicrobial resistance in the UK: A qualitative interview approach.
  • Mrs Dora Elkholly from the Royal Veterinary College – Antimicrobial usage in farm animal veterinary practice in the UK: A mixed method approach.
  • Dr Monique Andersson, Nuffield Div. Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Oxford University – A multicentre perspective cohort study to improve outcomes of necrotising otitis externa in the UK.
  • Professor Lori Snyder, School of Life Science, Pharmacy and Chemistry, Kingston University – Preventing infant blindness using a non-antibiotic alternative.
  • Mr Chris L B Graham, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick – Antibiotic Breaker: The outer membrane and peptidoglycan link as a new antibiotic vulnerability.
  • Professor Matthew Todd, School of Pharmacy, UCL – Drug candidates targeting multiple bacterial enzymes.
  • Professor Jeff Errington, Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology, Newcastle University – Establishment of methods for discovery of novel antibacterial inhibitors of RodA protein.

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