JPI AMR - Call for transnational research projects on Antimicrobial Resistance

Nine national funding organisations (including ZonMw from the Netherlands) will launch a second call for proposals in the context of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPI AMR). The call opened on March 17, 2015.

The problem of antimicrobial resistance is a major societal issue that is listed as a global priority by the World Health Organisation. While antibiotics have saved millions of lives from once deadly infectious diseases, the misuse and the overuse of antibiotics in humans and animals have led to the emergence of resistance among bacteria.

The JPI AMR is a joint initiative to streamline the European research efforts concerning the increasing health threat of drug-resistant microbes. Research on microbial resistance in Europe is scattered, and a focused, large-scale approach involving the combined efforts of many countries is essential to address specific current medical needs and future emergence of new resistant pathogens.

Read more on the JPI AMR website.

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