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Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research, CARe

CARe - Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research at University of Gothenburg – has a vision is to limit mortality, morbidity and socioeconomic costs related to antibiotic resistance on a global scale through research. CARe offers diverse expertise representing six faculties and a broad network of stakeholders within the health care sector and beyond to generate state-of-the-art science with the intention to support rapid revision of policies and their implementation.



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CARe News

  • Call for Exchange Support (in- and outgoing), 2017

    [11 Sep 2017] In order to establish new collaborations with international partners, CARe is offering financial support to CARe-members.

  • Discovery of novel fluoroquinolone resistance genes

    [5 Sep 2017] By screening metagenomic data sets, CARe scientists have discovered novel fluoroquinolone resistance genes.

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) publish Environmental questionnaire for drug manufacturers

    [31 Aug 2017] The UNDP is a major buyer of medicines, e.g. anti-infectives, for use in low income countries. As large buyers they have the ability to put pressure on pharmaceutical companies to take control over their environmental discharges of, for example, antibiotics. As a step in this direction, they have now published a questionnaire to map out how well the companies manage their waste, including questions on for example measurements of active pharmaceutical ingredients in their effluents. Professor Joakim Larsson from CARe was one of the advisors to UNDP in developing the questionnaire.

  • Carl-Fredrik Flach from CARe gives keynote talk to the Crown Princess and the Minister of Environment

    [28 Aug 2017] Associate professor Carl Fredrik Flach from CARe will give an short keynote talk this afternoon (28/8) at the World Water Week in Stockholm on "The role of the environment in evolution and transmission of antibiotic resistant bacteria". The session, organized by SIWI, will be attended both the Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, and the Swedish Minister of Environment , Karolina Skog.

  • CARe well represented at EDAR4

    [28 Aug 2017] Last week, the conference "Environmental Dimensions of Antibiotic Resistance 4" (EDAR4) was held in Lansing Michigan, attracting more than 250 participants from across the world. CARe researchers contributed to seven oral presentations, eleven poster presentation (titles below) and a discussion panel.

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A global challenge

"This serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now in every region of the world and has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country"

"Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill"

(World Health Organization 2014 regarding the global challenges with antibiotic resistance)


“It is not difficult to make microbes resistant to penicillin in the laboratory by exposing them to concentrations not sufficient to kill them… There is the danger that the ignorant man may easily underdose himself and by exposing his microbes to non-lethal quantities of the drug make them resistant.”

(Alexander Flemming, Nobel Lecture, December 11, 1945)


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