Activity and research directory projects

The directory lists antimicrobial resistance (AMR) activities and research and displays whether they are in progress or completed. Use the filters and search to help refine your query.

6 activities or research projects found
  • 2 August 2019
    The two main objectives of this project is: 1) to engineer micro- and nano-surfaces with enhanced anti-microbial properties and 2) to develop novel technologies to include such functional micro and nano-surfaces on "real-life" objects, overcoming the limitation of micro and nanotechnologies to small areas and flat surfaces.
    Monash University
  • 29 June 2019
    Glycopeptide antibiotics – which include vancomycin – are last-resort antibiotics used in the clinic to treat serious Gram-positive bacterial infections. In this project, my team are utilising a novel chemo-enzymatic formation route that we have pioneered to generate and explore the properties of new vancomycin derivatives. This will allow us to explore the structure/ function relationships of these crucial antibiotics and to overcome growing bacterial resistance against these compounds.
    Monash University
  • 29 June 2019
    In this project, my team is developing a new approach to tackling antimicrobial resistance that exploits alternate mechanisms to overcome bacterial infections through augmentation of host immune responses and removal of bacterial evasion mechanisms. Our simultaneous “drug-immune” therapies will provide highly synergistic bacterial killing utilising existing antibiotic therapeutics, thus underlining the feasibility of future clinical application of such approaches.
    Monash University
  • 27 June 2019
    We are working with clinicians in the Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics at the University of California in San Diego. Phage therapy is frontier medicine, and has FDA approval for use in hospitals in the USA. Isolating clinically-effective "cocktails" is a challenge that can only be met by collaboration between research scientists trained in phage biology (Monash) and clinicians with experience in clinical deployment (UCSD).
    Monash University.
    University of California in San Diego.
  • 24 April 2018
    The National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS) is a standardised auditing tool that is designed to assist healthcare facilities to assess the quantity and quality of local antimicrobial prescribing. There are several modules available: the Hospital NAPS, Surgical NAPS and Quality Improvement NAPS for hospitals; and the Aged Care NAPS for residential age care homes. A General Practice NAPS and Hospital-in-the-Home NAPS have been piloted, and a Veterinary NAPS is in development.
    National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship; Guidance Group at the Royal Melbourne Hospital; VICNISS Coordinating Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital; Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.
  • 20 November 2017
    The objective of this project is to implement a program of antimicrobial stewardship in to the residential aged care setting. This includes optimising prevention and treatment of infections to reduce antibiotic resistance and adverse outcomes. Elements used include: leadership, accountability, medicines expertise, tracking reporting and education.



    Drug and Therapeutics Information Service (DATIS)
    Southern Cross Care SA&NT Incorporated (SCC)
    Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN)