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Centre for New Antibacterial Strategies (CANS)
– A new strategic research initiative at UiT

Ansvarlig: Arnfinn Sundsfjord
Størrelse på bevilgning: 18 MNOK
Varighet på prosjekt: 2019 – 2025


Centre for new antibacterial strategies (CANS) is a new, interdisciplinary centre at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, for research, education, innovation and outreach related to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). CANS currently involves 15 research groups located at three faculties. Research topics covered include marine bioprospecting – identification and characterization of new antibacterial activities, design and synthesis of new antibiotics and resistance inhibitors, the evolution and molecular epidemiology of AMR, host-microbe-drug interactions as well as antibiotic stewardship. The centre will both strengthen current activities, and support new basic research in novel concepts for sustainable antibacterial activities in AMR-prevention and treatment strategies.

Media coverage:

Antibiotikaresistens, en trussel mot folkehelsen?, 18.11.2019, Verdensteateret, Tromsø
Kampen mot sykehusets skrekk: Klebsiella pneumoniae, 06.12.2019, NRK radio P2, Ekko
Hvem vinner menneskene eller bakteriene, 06.12.2019, NRK radio P2,
Forskere i nord samles til krig mot antibiotikaresistens, Norsk Farmaceutisk Tidsskrift, 1/2020