AI-powered ‘knowledge engine’ a game-changer for antibiotic resistance

  21 May 2019

In summary: 
  • UTS will lead a pioneering multi-institutional One Health initiative to address antimicrobial resistance across human, animal and environmental contexts
  • The project has secured a $1 million grant from the Medical Research Future Fund’s new Frontier Health and Medical Research Program
  • Researchers will develop an Australia-wide AI-powered network for surveillance and mitigation of antimicrobial resistance

A groundbreaking project to tackle one of the world’s most pressing and complex health challenges – antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – has secured a $1 million boost. UTS will lead a consortium of 26 researchers from 14 organisations in the development of an AMR ‘knowledge engine’ capable of predicting outbreaks and informing interventions, supported by a grant from the Medical Research Future Fund.

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