Finnish Multidisciplinary Center of Excellence in Antimicrobial Resistance Research
The antimicrobial resistance (AMR) pandemic is a major global crisis that threatens human health, not only in the form of non-treatable infections but also by complicating modern medicine and food production as we know it. Human activities profoundly impact both the evolution and transmission of AMR, therefore understanding evolution, transmission and distribution of AMR requires a multidisciplinary approach.
While it is well-understood that antibiotic use is a major driver in the initial development of antimicrobial resistance, a multitude of other factors impact the rapid increase of resistant microbes and genes, which are then distributed across the globe through the movement of people, animals and goods.
Our Finnish Multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence in Antimicrobial Resistance Research (FIMAR) will unravel the problem of AMR as a joint effort by experts in biology, medicine, sociology and bioinformatics. Our integrative approach will build a foundation for science-based actions against AMR and transform how AMR is studied.