Centre for New Antibacterial Strategies

Centre for new antibacterial strategies (CANS) is a large interdisciplinary centre at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway for research, education, innovation and dissemination related to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). CANS currently involves sixteen research groups located at three faculties and covers topics within marine bioprospecting – identification and characterization of new antibacterial activities, design and synthesis of new antibiotics and resistance inhibitors, the evolution and molecular epidemiology of AMR, host-microbe-drug interactions, and antibiotic stewardship.

The centre aims to strengthen current activities, but also support new basic research in novel concepts for sustainable antibacterial activities in AMR-prevention and treatment strategies through new permanent and temporary (tenure-track, postdoc and PhD) positions.

CANS is financed through UiT and Tromsø Research Foundation (TFS).

The Nordic AMR Centre Conference 2024

Tromsø/Daniel Vogel

CANS, as part of the Network of Nordic AMR Centers, invites researchers, PhDs and postdocs from all Nordic AMR Centres to a conference in Tromsø from 13 to 15 March 2024. There will be lectures, posters and an exciting mixture of networking and cross-disciplinary discussions. 

The conference will cover the following aspects: 

  • Alternative strategies
  • Clinical aspects of AMR
  • Diagnostic
  • Economy
  • Emergence and spread
  • Environmental AMR
  • Evolution
  • Global challenges
  • Microbiome
  • New antibiotics
  • Stewardship

Download the programme here.

Registration is now closed. Contact CANS coordinator Lise Nordgård for more information.


CANS seminars

No events are scheduled at the moment

Research groups

Scientific leader team

Executive board

Scientific advisory board

Project leader
Prof. Arnfinn Sundsfjord
Phone: +47 77644764 or +47 90616118 
Project coordinator
Dr. Lise Nordgård
Phone: +47 99749355
Communication advisor
Jan Fredrik Frantzen
Phone: +47 77646410 or +47 900 78 740

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