About This Project
Antibiotic overuse has led to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The World Health Organisation (WHO) ranks AMR as the 5th greatest threat to global health. The WHO has listed priority pathogens requiring urgent R&D of new antibiotics. Plant extracts have antibacterial and antibiotic potentiator activity. This project will evaluate the antimicrobial property of plants to treat and/or prevent WHO priority pathogens. Evidence will be obtained through in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility tests.