Bergen Research Foundation grants 20MNOK to new Klebsiella project
Feb 06, 2019
The Klebsiella pneumoniae project KLEB-GAP is lead by PI Arnfinn Sundsfjord and Co-PI Iren Høyland Löhr. KLEB-GAP is a large, new project involving several Norwegian and international institutions who aim to provide new insights into the ecology, antmicrobial resistance and pathogenicity of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Klebsiella is a key driver in the global spread of antimicrobial resistance and a target for new approaches in diagnostics, surveillance and alternative therapeutics.
Bergen Research Foundation has granted 80MNOK to four antimicrobial resistance research projects. KLEB-GAP is one of these. The other three projects will focus on 1) E. coli (Prof Jukka Corander), 2) evaluating methods for improved acute respiratory infections with the aim of reducing the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics (Prof Elling Ulvestad), and 3) make it harder for bacteria to develop antibiotic resistance and look for alternative methods of combating bacteria (Prof Marit Otterlei).
Photo: Nordlys and Bergen Research Foundation.