What do you know about antimicrobial resistance (AMR)?

Have you heard before about antimicrobial resistance? Here you have some key concepts to make you familiar with antimicrobial resistance, and few suggestions on how we can all help in this global health crisis:

AMR at Uppsala University

Uppsala University is home to a big array of basic science and applied work in the field of antibiotics, resistance and AMR as a whole. From small research projects to big international networks, big efforts are put to continue advancing in this field. Below you can learn more about some of these initiatives.

Current news in antibiotic resistance at UU


ENABLE-2 is building an antibacterial drug discovery platform based on the learnings from ENABLE (IMI Innovative Medicines Initiative) and is focused on the early stages of antibiotic discovery and development. ENABLE-2 will make an important contribution, filling a gap in early discovery and development, and ensuring there is a complete global development pipeline for new antibiotics.

Visit the ENABLE-2 website to learn more.


PLATINEA aims to ensure availability and preserve the value of existing antibiotics. The project is divided in several work packages which handle various issues in the field of antibiotics, and is a multisectorial collaboration platform with 18 partners all around Sweden. The common goal is to ensure that the antibiotics are used in the best way and to ensure accessibility to important antibiotics that risk disappearing from Sweden

Visit PLATINEA's website to learn more.


COMBINE is part of the AMR Accelerator, a series of public-private partnership projects aiming to accelerate the development of tools and treatments to fight drug-resistant bacteria and strengthen the scientific basis of AMR and TB research. COMBINE is led by Uppsala University and provides coordination, data management and communication support across the AMR Accelerator, in addition to its aim to accelerate scientific discoveries in the AMR field.

Visit COMBINE's website to learn more about it.


ReAct is one of the first international independent networks to articulate the complex nature of antibiotic resistance and its drivers. ReAct acts a global catalyst, advocating and stimulating for global engagement on antibiotic resistance by collaborating with a broad range of organizations, individuals and stakeholders.

Visit ReAct's website to learn more.

Uppsala Antibiotic Center

The UAC is a center for research, education, innovation and awareness aimed at tackling and finding solutions to the global challenge of antibiotic resistance. UAC conducts interdisciplinary research and education on antibiotic resistance involving all three disciplinary domains at Uppsala University. The goal of the center is to form the future AMR scientists from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Check our website for more info about what we do.


If you are interested in learning even more about AMR, you can check out our special podcast episodes for the occasion of the awareness week, where we sat down to talk to several researchers at our center to hear their perspectives and insights into the big efforts done and needed for the AMR community.

Listen here

Last modified: 2022-06-28