Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the ability of microorganisms to resist being killed by medicines such as antibiotics, poses a major and rapidly growing threat to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Understanding the nature and extent of AMR is key to tackling this major health problem.
One Health is a collaborative, cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary approach that recognises that the health of humans, animals and their shared environment are closely linked. This approach underpins each of the Centre’s key scientific themes.
Infectious Diseases Surveillance and Response
Pathogen genomics is a powerful technology that can be used to enhance infectious disease surveillance, outbreak detection and infection prevention and control, and to inform the public health response to endemic and emerging infectious diseases.
Pandemic Preparedness and Response
Building capacity to rapidly respond to the complex scientific, community and government needs posed by persistent or emerging infectious disease threats.