First awards made to tackle antimicrobial resistance



The Academy of Medical Sciences is delighted to announce that four researchers have received funding from the inaugural round of the Hamied Foundation UK-India Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Visiting Professorship scheme.

This innovative new scheme was announced in Autumn 2017 as part of a wider initiative aiming to tackle antimicrobial resistance, championed by Professor Dame Sally Davies DBE FRS FMedSci, Chief Medical Officer for England and generously supported by the Yusuf and Farida Hamied Foundation.     

The scheme provides travel and subsistence for UK-based senior researchers in the field of AMR, to carry out a series of lecture tours and laboratory visits in India, with the aim of forging longer-term collaboration.

Grants have been offered to researchers from diverse backgrounds, adopting approaches that range from chemistry to public health, and who have sought to address the ‘One Health’ agenda. The visits will involve many Indian institutions, over a wide geographical area.

This is the first step in the important five year programme for the Academy and the Hamied Foundation, which will include four more rounds of the Professorship scheme and two scientific meetings on AMR, to be held in the UK and India.  

For more information on the scheme and wider programme please see the Academy's AMR Visiting Professorships webpage.

For more information about the Academy's work on antimicrobial resistance, please visit our dedicated policy page.

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