NRP 72 Antimicrobial Resistance

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On 24 June 2015, the Federal Council approved the new National Research Programme "Antimicrobial Resistance" (NRP 72) and mandated the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) to conduct the NRP.

With its holistic and interdisciplinary one-health approach, NRP 72 aims to contribute to reducing antimicrobial resistance and complications in treating infectious diseases.

The research programme is expected to increase our knowledge about the origin of resistance genes and their distribution mechanisms, develop swift diagnostic tools, analyses new antimicrobial molecules and propose intervention measures.

Facts & figures

Overall funding

CHF 20'000'000

Period of Research

5 years

President of the Steering Committee

Joachim Frey, University of Bern

WT Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Stéphane Praz

Programme Manager

Barbara Flückiger Schwarzenbach, SNSF

Open call

17 September 2015