OUR VISION IS TO DEVELOP MEANINGFUL SOLUTIONS

THAT WILL HELP TO ELIMINATE THE GROWING GLOBAL

THREAT OF ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE.

Successfully addressing the global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) crisis requires a creative, strategic, and multifaceted approach. As a world-leading institution in AMR research and innovation, McMaster University is leveraging its impact through the David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery. Through the generous support of dedicated donors, partners, and governments, this Centre of Excellence will provide McMaster’s team of distinguished scientists with the opportunity to translate new knowledge into real impact.

OUR RESOURCES

 

Building on McMaster University's strengths, resources, and partnerships, researchers at the David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery are equipped to lead in international efforts against AMR. Our assets include:

  • A world-class team of scientists and clinicians, who specialize in all levels of AMR research

  • An impeccable track record of successful and innovative AMR research, publications and developments

 

  • An expansive multi-user laboratory, which includes Canada’s first antimicrobial drug discovery facility and largest university-based compound library

 

 

  • A variety of animal models of infection for the testing of antibiotics and antibiotic alternatives

 

  • Platforms for the testing of hundreds of drug-resistant bacteria retrieved from clinical samples across the globe

 

 

  • A long-standing and globally recognized capacity for clinical trials at all stages.

OUR PROMISE

 

The David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery aims to significantly advance AMR research through the discovery and development of:

 

  • New and improved antibiotics, antibiotic adjuvants, & other antibiotic alternatives

 

  • Diagnostic strategies that ensure the ‘right drug for the right bug’

 

  • Improved clinical practices for human and animal health domains

 

  • Lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships with provincial, national and international sectors

 

  • Education and training programs in AMR for researchers and medical practitioners.

2019 The David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery at McMaster University