Superbugs and Antimicrobial Resistance

Dr. Dao Nguyen is the Director of the new McGill Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Centre. This Centre aims to bring together researchers from faculties across McGill that are involved in AMR research and to create a community so that people can better collaborate, work in an interdisciplinary manner and have a bigger impact. Antimicrobial resistance poses a serious threat to health systems and economies around the globe. There is an urgent global need to address so-called “superbugs,” bacteria and other microbes that are impervious to most of the medications available to fight them. At McGill, researchers across many different fields are banding together to take an interdisciplinary approach to prevent superbugs from becoming another global health crisis.

The AMR Centre at McGill University is being supported by the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4). Research will focus on multiple interventions, from basic research aimed at discovering new antibiotics or adjuvants to new policies to reduce antibiotic use in both health care and industry.

The goal of the Centre is to create a community so that people can better collaborate, work in an interdisciplinary manner and have a bigger impact.

Dr. Dao Nguyen

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Stamping out superbugs. As the threat of the pandemic begins to fade in some areas, researchers are turning their attention to another imminent crisis: antimicrobial resistance. McGill University Faculty of Medicine and health Sciences News and Stories. By Diane Kwon. Sept 24, 2021