NCCR AntiResist

2020 series

Home institution: University of Basel

Antibiotics are powerful and indispensable drugs that not only treat life-threatening bacterial infections, but also protect patients with weakened immune systems who need medical treatment. However, the proportion of pathogenic bacteria that are resistant to one or more antibiotics is constantly increasing. The National Centre of Competence in Research "New approaches to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria" (NCCR AntiResist) aims to fight the rapid global increase and spread of antibiotic resistance by facilitating the development of new anti-infectious strategies. To this end, the NCCR AntiResist seeks to revitalise antibiotic discovery through a patient-centered paradigm shift involving experts from various scientific fields such as clinical research, infection biology, chemistry, information technology, engineering and pharmacology. Research focusing on specific pathogens in the NCCR is conducted in four modules, each assessing one bacterium: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Brucella melitensis.

Further information on the NCCR:

Website NCCR AntiResistExternal Link Icon

  • Contact details

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    NCCR‐Directorate

    Prof. Christoph Dehio
    NCCR AntiResist
    Universität Basel
    Biozentrum
    4002 Basel
    Phone: +41 (0)61 207 21 40
    Email:
    christoph.dehio@unibas.chExternal Link Icon

    NCCR‐Management

    NCCR AntiResist
    Universität Basel
    Biozentrum 09.004
    4002 Basel
    Phone: +41 (0) 61 207 10 84
    www.nccr-antiresist.chExternal Link Icon

  • Funding

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    Financing 2020 – 2023 (Swiss Francs):

    Time-frame
    Funding source2020 – 2023
    SNSF grant17'000’000
    Funds of Basel University:11’400’000
    Group funds of the project participants:2’135’383
    External funds:28'000’000
    Total: 31’138’383

    NCCRs are financed through grants awarded by the SNSF, but also from other sources. The home institution involved in the NCCR also contributes a substantial amount of money. The available overall budget of the NCCR is further increased by monetary contributions from the project participants and third-party funds, which are generally invested by industrial companies.

  • Contact SNSF

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    Contact person at the SNSF:

    Dr. Laura Mariotti
    NCCR Team
    Swiss National Science Foundation
    Wildhainweg 3
    3001 Bern
    Phone: +41 31 308 23 14
    Email:
    laura.mariotti@snf.chExternal Link Icon