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Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (theme 1): Understanding resistant bacteria in the context of the host

A cross-council initiative led by MRC

Call status: Closed



Funding total

BBSRC contributed a total of £2M to grants funded through theme 1 of this cross-council initiative.

Number of projects funded

Innovation grants

  • 4 awards made through call 1, 2 with co-funding from BBSRC
  • 7 awards made through call 2, all with co-funding from BSBRC

Collaborative grants

  • 2 collaborative grants were awarded, both with co-funding from BBSRC

Key aims

To drive forward innovative high quality multidisciplinary collaborative research to address the broad challenges presented in theme 1 in order to:

  • understand the resistant bacterium at molecular, cell and population levels
  • understand the context of host/pathogen interactions in humans and animals
  • identify and validate novel targets for new antibacterials
  • understand transmission of resistance in humans and animals


Sian Rowland