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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.

Online Course

Videos in this resource go through the basics of the science behind the antibiotic crisis.

CARe News

  • Disputing with Patients in Person-Centered Care: Ethical Aspects in Standard Care, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Public Health

    [19 Apr 2018] The article assess ethical aspects of using person-centered care consultations (PCC), where clinicians may openly criticise or contradict patient beliefs, perceptions, preferences or values, in order to influence patient behavior in various directs, such as acceptance of and conformity to antibiotic stewardship programs with restricted prescription practices. The authors argue that, while such use of PCC may bring specific ethical aspects ti mind about and be quite problematic in some areas, using for public health purposes of this sort csn be ethically acceptable. Munthe C, El-Alti L, Hartvigsson T, Nijsingh N 2018. Journal of Argumentation in Context, Accepted and in press.

  • MOOC Resistance to antibacterial agents A NEW FREE ONLINE COURSE OF THE INSTITUT PASTEUR

    [18 Apr 2018] This course is open to everyone interested in antibiotic resistance, however a bachelor of science is recommended.

  • TV-documentary on pharma pollution

    [16 Apr 2018] The research group of Prof Joakim Larsson has repeatedly identified pollution from bulk drug manufacturing as a source for exceptionally high levels of antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals in the environment. In this Dutch TV-documentary, we get a glimpse of the situation today in Patancheru, India, where many of the active ingredients in medicines sold in Europe are made. The TV-team highlights not only the environmental pollution problems but also other issues related to the fierce price pressure on medicines.

  • WHO expert meeting embraces the role of the environment in AMR

    [6 Apr 2018] Joakim Larsson, director of CARe, was recently invited to the WHO headquarters in Geneva to give a presentation on the Environmental Dimensions of Antibiotic Resistance to the "Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on antimicrobial resistance" (STAG-AMR) of the WHO.

  • Joakim Larsson gave the Distinguished Guest Lecture at the Royal Society of Chemistry

    [29 Mar 2018] On the 28th of March, Prof Joakim Larsson, director of CARe, had the honor to give the yearly "Distinguished Guest Lecture" at the Royal Society of Chemistry at Burlington House in London.

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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)


"Ethics and Value Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance Management, Policy and Research Symposium"

See all talks from the first ever major international conference on this topic.


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The problem of Antibiotic Resistance

External links to more information about antibiotic resistance (Photo:NIAID)

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