Birmingham Heroes campaign image for Antibiotic Resistance, featuring (from left to right): Professor Alan McNally, Dr Jessica Blair, Professor Laura Piddock, and Professor Willem van Schaik.

Antimicrobial resistance is becoming an increasingly serious threat. If not addressed, by 2050 it could kill millions of people, more than from cancer or road traffic accidents. Our researchers within the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, one of the largest groupings of microbiologists in the world, are doing all they can to tackle this global issue by understanding how antibiotics work and finding new ways to prevent and treat infections.

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