Most insightful knowledge platform for professionals who wish to eradicate Antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) develops when bacteria, fungi, or viruses are exposed to antibiotics, antifungals, or antivirals. As a result, the antimicrobials become ineffective and infections may persist.
Mission of AMR Insights
Our mission is to inform, educate and connect professionals to make the world free from AMR.
What you can expect in 2019:
- Informing: Our professional E-newsletter
- Educating: Masterclass & courses on AMR
- Connecting: International matchmaking symposia (2)
Maarten van Dongen
Dr Maarten van Dongen studied Molecular and Medical Microbiology at the University of Groningen and obtained his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Amsterdam. He has lead several large projects in the domain of AMR for various Dutch authorities. At the request of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports VWS, he designed a national cooperation structure for the research and development of new antibiotics.
Workshop aiming to bring together relevant stakeholders organized by the ECMM Society Office & Organisation.
Next steps for combating antimicrobial resistance – funding, prevention and research priorities
Conference is a platform for SMEs, start-ups, big pharma, academia, investors and authorities.
- AMR and sustainable development: A planetary threat but a financing orphan 17 December, 2018 - The Dag Hammarskjold Foundation and ReAct - Action on Antibiotic Resistance hosted a meeting to discuss how AMR could become more visible and how more funds to tackle AMR could be mobilized. Download the report!
- GARDP, Eisai and Takeda announce partnership in the search for new antibiotics 12 December, 2018 - First multi-actor partnership tests chemical compounds for antibacterial activity
- Strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance: anti-plasmid and plasmid curing 11 December, 2018 - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global problem hindering treatment of bacterial infections, rendering many aspects of modern medicine less effective. AMR genes (ARGs) are frequently located on plasmids, which are self-replicating elements of DNA. They are often transmissible between bacteria, and some have spread globally. Novel strategies to combat AMR are needed, and plasmid curing and anti-plasmid approaches could reduce ARG prevalence, and sensitise bacteria to antibiotics.