Centre for Antimicrobial Optimisation

In 2018, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), on behalf of the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC), put out a £32 million funding opportunity for the NHS, universities and research organisations to apply for infrastructure funding to support research into antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The purpose of this funding was to support capital investment and strengthen the UK’s AMR research capability in order to:

  • develop innovative approaches to tackling AMR,
  • establish a body of researchers with a wide range of skills and expertise relevant to AMR,
  • and encourage external funding for AMR research.

Professor Alison Holmes and collaborators were successful in securing over £4M of this funding to develop the Centre for Antimicrobial Optimisation (CAMO) at Imperial College London.