The intent of the call is to support networks to design and implement ways to support antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research considering at least one of the six strategic areas of the JPIAMR Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA): Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Surveillance, Transmission, Environment and Interventions.
Seven networks including 146 partners from 35 countries have been recommended for funding. The total funding amount is approximately € 737.000. Two networks with Dutch coordinators have been awarded a grant by ZonMw. Both networks will start early 2021, with a duration of 2 years. All consortia are composed of at least 6 partners from 6 different countries.
Within this call, eligible costs include costs associated with international network building and collaboration. Examples are joint seminars, courses, workshops, joint conferences, and joint publications or other joint information dissemination.
JPIAMR-network for Integrating Microbial Sequencing and Platforms for Antimicrobial Resistance (Seq4AMR)
The potential utilisation of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is being constantly refined, aided by the development of novel sequencing technologies, new protocols, algorithms and AMR databanks. In this respect, the Seq4AMR network will generate new synergies, identify AMR NGS gaps and solutions in applications and quality standards, develop and promote new teaching materials and publish an international Strategic Roadmap on NGS and AMR. To achieve this goal, Seq4AMR partners include interdisciplinary, One Health, international experts in the fields of antimicrobial resistance, software development, (open access) bioinformatics platforms, the applications of microbial genomics, DNA sequencing technologies, and microbial DNA databanks.
This project has two coordinators (shared), from the Netherlands and Sweden. The Dutch coordinator is John Hays (Erasmus MC). The network consists of 13 partners from 9 different countries.
The Netherlands: Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Leiden Centre for Applied Bioscience and Leiden University Hospital
China: East China Normal Hospital
USA: Orion Integrated Biosciences Inc, SME
France: BioMérieux, large industry
Sweden: Chalmers University of Technology (CUOT) / University of Gothenburg
UK: Cambridge University and London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Canada: McMaster University
Switzerland: Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and SmartGene GmbH, SME
Austria: Ares Genetics GmbH, SME
JPIAMR Network T&CM alternatives for antibiotics worldwide: Global Initiative for Traditional Solutions to Antimicrobial Resistance (GIFTS-AMR)
Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM) is often used in both animal and human healthcare and may contribute to reducing inappropriate antibiotic use or as alternative prevention or treatment.
The aims of the network are:
To develop a global GIFTS-AMR network: to map and connect the research fields, research institutes, researchers and infrastructures in human and animal medicine involved in research on “Traditional Solutions to Antimicrobial Resistance” worldwide;
To discuss and formulate a research agenda for at least one to three prioritised indications both in human and veterinary healthcare;
Collaborate in funding applications.
This network has a Dutch coordinator, Erik Baars (Louis Bolk Instituut). The network consists of 23 partners from 17 different countries.
The Netherlands: Louis Bolk Institute and University of Applied Sciences Leiden
Austria: Private Medical University, Sigmund Freud University, Vienna and WissHOM
Bulgaria: Medical University of Varna
China: Centre for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicin
Germany: University of Witten-Herdecke, University Medical Centre Freiburg and Sustainable Business Institute
Ghana: University of Ghana School of Pharmacy
Hungary: University of Pécs
India: The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences & Technology (B. Prakash)
Italy: Coordination Center for Complementary Medicine of the Health Unit Tuscany North West and Foundation for Salutogenesis
Mali: University of Sciences, Techniques and Bamako Technologies (USTTB) Faculty of Pharmacy
Nigeria: National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research & Development
Norway: Norwegian Centre for Organic Agriculture
Turkey: Uludag University
Uganda: Makerere University
UK: Univ. of Southampton, School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education and Organic research centre