IMB Centre for Superbug Solutions

Professor Matt CooperIMB’s Centre for Superbug Solutions (CSS) is based at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and is working with clinical and research colleagues around the world to stop superbugs in their tracks.

We have assembled Australia’s leading medical researchers, clinicians, pharmacologists, veterinary experts, drug developers, scientists, government advisers and industry leaders to prepare ourselves against the superbug threat.

We will help arrest the growing incidence of life-threatening bacterial infections in Australia within a decade. Farmers, veterinarians, GPs, clinicians and the public will be provided with timely, accurate information on how infections arise and spread.

These interventions (modelled on successful strategies in the UK and Europe) will give national visibility to the issue of bacterial resistance and lead to real behavioural change in order to control infection, reduce antibiotic usage and slow the evolution of superbugs.

Education will be provided on how and when to use antibiotics appropriately. We will develop disruptive (non-antibiotic) solutions to combat infection, along with new antibiotics that have been designed from the outset to be used solely for animals or for humans, but never in both.

Our mission is to help unite industry, government and academia to attack anti-microbial resistance in humans and animals.

I would encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our research in this important area of medical research, and how you can help us to make a difference.