Our lab focuses on understanding and combatting antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most serious challenges facing our society today. According to the World Health Organization, unless urgent action is taken, we are in danger to enter a post-antibiotic era where no treatment options would be available for infections caused by antimicrobial resistant pathogens. Our work focuses on understanding and preventing the development and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance. We also work on developing new antibiotics that could reverse antimicrobial resistance and so restore the activity of our critical last resort of antibiotics

Spotlight on Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is problematic pathogen. It is the main cause of mortality of people suffering from Cystic Fibrosis and in hospitals it is associated with wound infections, pneumonia, and a range of other infections. A green colour can often be observed in wounds infected with this organism – the green colour is typical of P. […]

VenterLab: All about antimicrobial resistance