Centre for new antibacterial strategies (CANS) is a large interdisciplinary centre at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway for research, education, innovation and dissemination related to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). CANS currently involves sixteen research groups located at three faculties and covers topics within marine bioprospecting – identification and characterization of new antibacterial activities, design and synthesis of new antibiotics and resistance inhibitors, the evolution and molecular epidemiology of AMR, host-microbe-drug interactions, and antibiotic stewardship.
The centre aims to strengthen current activities, but also support new basic research in novel concepts for sustainable antibacterial activities in AMR-prevention and treatment strategies through new permanent and temporary (tenure-track, postdoc and PhD) positions.
CANS is financed through UiT and Tromsø Research Foundation (TFS).
CANS, as part of the Network of Nordic AMR Centers, invites researchers, PhDs and postdocs from all Nordic AMR Centres to a conference in Tromsø from 13 to 15 March 2024. There will be lectures, posters and an exciting mixture of networking and cross-disciplinary discussions. Full programme to be announced.
The conference will cover the following aspects:
Registration is now closed. Contact CANS coordinator Lise Nordgård for more information.