CANS – UiT: a new interdisciplinary center for research, education, innovation and dissemination related to antimicrobial resistance
Centre for new antibacterial strategies (CANS) is a new, large interdisciplinary centre at UiT – the Arctic University of Norway, for research, education, innovation and dissemination related to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). CANS currently involves fourteen 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 as well as 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. The presentation will focus on the initiative, process, content and current status of CANS.