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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

  • Podd: Antibiotikaresistens - hoten och vägen framåt - ORD&BILD

    [23 Oct 2018] Christian Munthe, Björn Rönnerstrand och Johan Svensson från CARe i ett poddsamtal som fungerar som en introduktion till antibiotikaresistens. Läs en längre presentation av nyheten HÄR: https://flov.gu.se/aktuellt/Nyheter/fulltext/etiska-fragor-lyfts-i-samtal-om-antibiotikaresistens.cid1591358

  • New review by CARe scientists published in Drug Development Research.

    [22 Oct 2018] Development of anticonjugation compounds is a promising additional strategy to counter antibiotic resistance and extend the usefulness of current and future antibiotics.

  • EDAR2019 (EDAR 5) at The University of Hong Kong, June 9-14, 2019

    [10 Oct 2018] Antibiotic resistance (AMR) is an emerging global challenge of fundamental importance that is threating human health, agriculture, economies and the ecosystem. It increasingly has been recognized across society, including by scientists, doctors, engineers, governments and the general public in the recent years. Effective policies and actions to combat AMR depend on understanding this problem including the factors driving the development of AMR, such as current practices in the different use sectors, assessment of the global scope and nature of the problem, and what are the most effective mitigation and stewardship practices. The role of the environment in AMR has been listed by UNEP Frontiers 2017 as the first of six emerging issues of environmental concern.

  • World-leading pharma companies commit to discharge limits for antibiotics

    [26 Sep 2018] At the United Nations General Assembly this week in New York, leading pharmaceutical industries committed voluntarily to apply discharge limits for antibiotics in their manufacturing chains. The limits are derived with an intent to protect both the environment and reduce risks for selecting for antibiotic resistance. Industry has to a major extent derived their targets based on principles and discharge limits proposed by CARe researchers Bengtsson-Palme and Larsson in 2016.

  • Scientists at Helsinki University and CARe publish collaborative work in Nature Communications

    [24 Sep 2018] In the study published today in Nature Communications, potential sources of antibiotic resistance genes in the infant gut were investigated by metagenomic sequencing of breast milk as well as infant and maternal gut microbiomes.

  • New study published by the Surveillance team at CARe

    [21 Sep 2018] Sewage treatment plants are pointed out as environmental hotspots for evolution and selection of antibiotic resistant bacteria, but support from field studies is limited.

  • CARe scientist Adam Shehata receives ERC starting grant

    [21 Aug 2018] Docent Adam Shehata, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG) at Faculty of Social Sciences, was awarded the prestigious European Research Council starting grant of 1.5 million Euros. The research project "Varieties of Media Effects" will encompass media content analysis, longitudinal opinion surveys and event-driven collection of data compilations and focus groups. Antibiotic resistance is one of the main societal issues/problems which will be studied.

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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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Research themes

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Education and Outreach

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About Us

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The problem of Antibiotic Resistance

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

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