Most insightful knowledge platform
for professionals who wish to eradicate Antimicrobial resistance
More and more solutions to antibiotic resistance,
one of the biggest threats to health and food safety, are emerging!
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.
Our mission is to educate, inform and connect professionals to make the world free of AMR.
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 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.
Chairing SIB Forum on AMR, Leiden (NL), March 13, 2018:
Plans and ambitions for 2019:
-> Educating: open and in-house trainings on AMR
-> Informing: professionalized E-newsletter
-> Connecting: matchmaking symposia
New: membership AMR Insights community!
Workshop aiming to bring together relevant stakeholders organized by the ECMM Society Office & Organisation.
Conference is a platform for SMEs, start-ups, big pharma, academia, investors and authorities.
Enriching scientific and educational gathering, which will shed light on latest advances in research and practice.
Brings together policymakers, researchers, academics and pharmaceutical-industry leaders.
The world’s premier Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases event.
- 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.
- Deadly, highly resistant Klebsiella found in Indian hospital 11 December, 2018 - Researchers at an Indian hospital have identified strains of hypervirulent, carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae associated with extremely high mortality rates, according to a new study in the Journal of the Association of Physicians of India.