What is AMR?

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when the pathogens that cause infection change to withstand the effects of treatments. 

Read about what causes AMR and why it's such a serious threat to global health, resulting in millions of deaths per year. 

Combating antimicrobial resistance through discovery science, technology development, policy, and precision medicine

Hundreds of Imperial College London researchers are working to understand and combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Below, learn how Imperial researchers across every Faculty and in dedicated Centres and Networks are funded and supported to:

  • Uncover resistance mechanisms and pathogen biology
  • Understand origins of AMR and track spread
  • Develop cutting-edge technological, therapeutic, diagnostic, surveillance, policy, and decision-making solutions



Explore Imperial's AMR research infrastructure and find an AMR expert

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(coming soon) Find an Imperial researcher

Hundreds of researchers across the faculties of Medicine, Natural Science, Engineering and Business contribute to AMR research.

Explore a list of Imperial AMR researchers