Centre for New Antibacterial Strategies

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 seminars

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Research groups

Scientific leader team

Executive board

Scientific advisory board

Project leader
Prof. Arnfinn Sundsfjord
Phone: +47 77644764 or +47 90616118 
Project coordinator
Dr. Lise Nordgård
Phone: +47 99749355
Communication advisor
Jan Fredrik Frantzen
Phone: +47 77646410 or +47 900 78 740

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