Antimicrobial resistance

The Norwich Research Park hosts a wide range of interdisciplinary antimicrobial research at the John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Quadram Institute Bioscience, Earlham Institute, University of East Anglia and at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

There are more than 300 microbiologists and over 40 separate research groups on the Norwich Research Park involved in antimicrobial drug discovery and resistance-related studies, making this one of the biggest research centres in the world for AMR research.

Antimicrobial research across Norwich Research Park covers multiple themes including:

  • Discovery, biosynthesis and bioengineering of novel anti-microbial natural products
  • Identification and validation of novel targets and antibiotics
  • Medicinal chemistry and lead optimisation
  • Molecular epidemiology and surveillance of resistant pathogens and resistance genes
  • Roles of the microbiome in AMR
  • Novel delivery systems for antimicrobials
  • Development of novel diagnostics
  • Evolution of resistance by pathogens
  • Environmental selection of AMR including HAI
  • Public engagement, citizen science projects and outreach

John Innes Centre

University of East Anglia

Quadram Institute

Earlham Institute

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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