Center for Sustainable Antimicrobials (CeSAM)
Interdisciplinary research on innovative antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance
The Centre for Sustainable Antimicrobials (CeSAM) comprises multidisciplinary research projects and advanced facilities for fundamental research as well as high-throughput (animal) testing and adequate patient-screening facilities. A dedicated clinical trial phase I facility for studying novel antibiotics will be established in the near future.
The AMR challenge
In Europe, where by 2050 up to 30% of the population will be 60 years or older, the demographic transition will have a decisive impact on health care, leaving patients more susceptible to infections. Health-care associated infections will steeply rise in parallel with the number of complex and invasive healthcare procedures required for implant surgery and immune-compromised transplant surgery, oncology and intensive care patients.
Antibiotics – now!
Together with the Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Science (KNAW) the University of Groningen (represented by the CeSAM members Profs. Oscar Kuipers, Jan Willem Veening and Alex Friedrich) organized the symposium Antibiotics – Now!