IMB Centre for Superbug Solutions

Bacterial infections kill more than 9000 Australians each year and cost the Australian economy more than $1 billion each year in direct health care expenditure. If we do nothing, multidrug resistant bacteria, or superbugs, will decimate our healthcare system. By 2030, more than 16,000 people will die each year — that’s more than 300 each week. Frustratingly, many of the deaths from infection are preventable. It is time to stop talking about the problem and start enacting solutions. IMB’s Centre for Superbug Solutions (CSS) will follow a ‘one health’ approach to implement targeted solutions for both human and animal health, addressing the scourge of infections in our community.

Support our research

Support our research

Find out how you can support the Centre for Superbug Solutions. Read more. 

Our people

Our people
Meet our people

Meet the people behind the fight against superbugs. Read more.

Diagnosing infections

Diagnosing superbugs

Find out more about superbugs and how we strive to give the right drug, the first time, in time. Read more. 

New era for antibiotics

New antibiotics

Why do we need new antiobiotics and how are we going to discover them? Read more.