Addressing AMR globally

Dr. Makeda Semret, lead of the Addis Ababa - McGill Partnership program in Infectious Diseases.

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Addis Ababa Partnership

Research in the Whyte lab

Bioprospecting the Polar microbiome at the McGill Arctic Research Station for novel antimicrobials

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Research in the Nguyen lab

Respiratory infections and Pseudomonas aeruginosa: mechanisms of resistance, pathogenesis, novel therapeutics and

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Research in the Behr lab.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other mycobacteria: genomics, pathogenesis, novel therapeutics and diagnostics.

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Research in the Berghuis lab

Structural biology of antibiotic resistance:  understanding resistance mechanisms at the atomic level and designing the next generation of antibiotics.

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Research in the Auclair lab.

The chemistry of next generation antimicrobials and alternatives:  new antibacterial and antiplasmodial compounds, bacterio-modulators,
aminoglycoside resistance inhibitors.

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Welcome to the McGill Antimicrobial Resistance Centre!  Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one of the top ten global public health threats.  It is an urgent and complex problem that poses major health and economic threats, both within Canada and worldwide. Tackling this impending public health crisis demands innovative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative research solutions that no single sector or approach can address alone.

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Find Out More About AMR Centre Events and News

Student Video Competition Announced

We invite McGill undergraduate and graduate students and postgraduates to create a short video highlighting the causes and threats of AMR, and the actions citizens can take to tackle this problem. Deadline November 2nd!

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Students - submit your AMR papers!


Offered for the first time this year, the "Award for Excellence in AMR Publications" will recognize the excellence of scientific work being done at McGill in the AMR field. Submit your paper by November 2nd!

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Join us for the 2022 AMR Seminar + Social Series

The 2022 AMR Seminar + Social Series kicks off on Thursday, November 24th.

Antibiotic resistant bacteria on agar test plate

Antimicrobials have been an important pillar of our medical system since the 1930s. In addition, they play an enormous role in our food-supply system as they are used to treat, control, and prevent disease in agricultural animals that improve production, health, and reproduction. Agriculture accounts for about 82% of antibiotic use in Canada.

However, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is becoming an increasingly concerning global issue. There were about 4.95 million deaths associated with bacterial AMR in 2019 . This is a major problem for the stability of our health care system!

Antimicrobial image on blood agar

Antimicrobial Resistance; a Global Health Concern Requiring Global Governance

Article by: Enis Barış, MD, Ph.D.
Professor of Practice
School of Population and Global Health, McGill University

C.difficile microscopy image.  Frequent cause of severe diarrhea.

MUHC Researcher Vivian Loo Receives Innovator Award

Recognized for her contribution to C. difficile research, MUHC researcher Vivan Loo receives the Peggy Lillis Foundation Innovator Award

Dao Nguyen and Makeda Semret discuss the antimicrobial resistance crisis

Stamping out superbugs

As the threat of the pandemic begins to fade in some areas, researchers are turning their attention to another imminent crisis: antimicrobial resistance.

Three dimensional crystal structure of EreC with co-crystallized erythromycin

Research Offers Insight in the Battle with Antibiotic Resistance

McGill researchers reported structural details of EreC, an enzyme responsible for macrolide resistance.

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