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:

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  • Contact details

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


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

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    Financing 2020 – 2023

    Funding source

    Swiss francs

    SNSF grant


    Funds of Basel University


    Group funds of the project participants


    External funds


    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.

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    Contact person at the SNSF:

    Dr. Laura Mariotti
    NCCR Team
    Swiss National Science Foundation
    Wildhainweg 3
    3001 Bern
    Phone: +41 (0) 31 308 23 14
    laura.mariotti@snf.chExternal Link Icon