Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

Inspiring innovation in AMR research through interdisciplinary and international engagements.

The Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Centre


AMR is a threat to life and healthcare globally. With increasing levels of international concern about AMR, we need high quality research and evidence to guide action. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is unique in the breadth of disciplines used to meet this complex challenge. These range from microbiology and clinical medicine to social studies and economics. The School’s Antimicrobial Resistance Centre, launched in 2016, will foster connections between these scientific approaches, generating innovative approaches to science and policy.

The Centre is based on five disciplinary pillars:

BLOG | World Malaria Day Symposium

Recent evidence of the emergence of Plasmodium falciparum strains showing reduced susceptibility to the front line artemisinin combination therapies (ACT) in Africa has highlighted the growing problem of antimalarial drug resistance. This symposium, hosted jointly by LSHTM Malaria Centre and Antimicrobial Resistance Centre on April 25th, explored these issues from a range of disciplinary perspectives including molecular biology, clinical medicine, epidemiology, modelling, social sciences, policy and global control efforts. Reported by: Sinwan Basharat, AMR Centre student liaison officer

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REPORT | First recorded cases of frontline malaria drug failing to treat UK patients

New parasite strains hinting at potential drug resistance are a warning for Africa.

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VIDEO | Rise and fall of the magic bullet

AMR Centre member Sam Willcocks walks us through the rise and fall of antibiotics, and shows us why we need to think carefully about how we harness new technology so that we can continue to do good.

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BLOG | The United Nations AMR Forum

Global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly have signed a declaration that their 193 countries will take steps to rid the world of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It is only the fourth time in the history of the UN that a health topic has been on the General Assembly agenda.

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PUBLICATIONS

Centre members regularly publish papers and articles on the topic of antimicrobial resistance. Browse our 400+ publications on LSHTM ResearchOnline.

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