Redefining antibiotic dosing to reduce bacterial resistance (2017–2021)

Abstract:
>3000 Australians die every year from severe infections (nearly 3-fold higher in number than our annual road toll). These treatment failures are due to sub-optimal antibiotic dosing from a poor understanding of why concentrations are different in these patients. I will use my laboratory to define what antibiotic concentrations we need to achieve and perform clinical studies with my collaborative network to demonstrate that we can redefine antibiotic dosing to reduce the emergence of superbugs.
Grant type:
NHMRC Practitioner Fellowships
Researchers:
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council