Polish researchers awarded in the JPIAMR call: Transmission Dynamics

Friday, 18 November 2016

We are pleased to announce that the EMerGE-NeT project involving researchers from Poland has been awarded funding within the JPIAMR call for proposals.  Polish team led by dr hab. Monika Joanna Piotrowska from the University of Warsaw together with prof. Aleksander Deptuła from Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, will cooperate with researchers from Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and Spain.

The third JPIAMR call “To unravel the dynamics of transmission and selection of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at genetic, bacterial, animal, human, societal, and environmental levels, in order to design and evaluate preventive and intervening measures for controlling resistance”, published in 2016, has awarded 28.3 M EUR to 19 research projects to bridge the knowledge gap on AMR transmission mechanisms. New JPI AMR call “Prevention and Intervention Strategies to control AMR infections” will be launched in January 2017.

JPIAMR is also supporting the WHO World Antibiotic Awareness Week and is also an active partner in the ECDC European Antibiotic Awareness Day November 18th.

Projects recommended for funding in this call:


BEAT-AMRPartnership against Biofilm-associated Expression, Acquisition and Transmission of AMRHans-Jörg KunteFederal Institute for Material Sciences and Testing (BAM), Berlin, GermanyDE, CH, NL, UK
COLLATERALDAMAGEUsing collateral sensitivity to reverse the selection and transmission of antibiotic resistancePål Jarle JohnsenUIT- The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, NorwayNO, NL, SE, DK
EMerGE-NeTEffectiveness of infection control against intra- and inter-hospital transmission of MultidruG-resistant Enterobacteriaceae – insights from a multi-level mathematical NeTwork modelRafael MikolajczykHelmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, GermanyDE, IL, NL, PL, ES
MODERNUnderstanding and modelling reservoirs, vehicles and transmission of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae in the community and long term care facilitiesJesus Rodríguez-BañoServicio Andaluz de Salud, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena (FISEVI), Sevilla, SpainES, CH, UK, FR, DE, NL
PNEUMO-SPREADMechanisms for acquisition and transmission of successful antibiotic resistant pneumococcal clones pre- and post-vaccinationBirgitta Henriques-NormarkKarolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, SwedenSE, DE, UK
Restrict-Pneumo-AMRPrevention and Restriction of Antimicrobial Resistance in Pneumococci by Multi-level ModellingStephen BentleyWellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UKUK, CA, DE, NL
TransPredPredicting cell-cell horizontal transmission of antibiotics resistance from genome and phenomeJonas WarringerUniversity of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, SwedenSE, FR, UK, BE


HECTORThe impact of Host restriction of Escherichia coli on Transmission dynamics and spread of antimicrobial ResistanceConstance SchultszAcademic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NetherlandsNL, ES, DE, UK
JumpARA multi-scale approach to understanding the mechanisms of mobile DNA driven antimicrobial resistance transmissionOrsolya BarabasEMBL, Heidelberg, GermanyDE, SE, CA

Combating MRSA; increasing our understanding of transmission success will lead to better control of MRSA

Margreet VosErasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, NetherlandsNL, FR, UK
PET-RiskRisk of companion animal to human transmission of antimicrobial resistance during different types of animal infectionConstança Ferreira PombaFaculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, PortugalPT, DE, CA, UK, CH
PREPAREPredicting the persistence of resistance across environmentsAlex WongCarleton University, Ottawa, CanadaCA, PT, DK
SpARKThe rates and routes of transmission of multidrug resistant Klebsiella clones and genes into the clinic from environmental sourcesEdward FeilUniversity of Bath, Bath, UKUK, IT, Fr, NO
ST131_ transmissionEscherichia coli ST131: a model for high-risk transmission dynamics of antimicrobial resistanceJohann PitoutUniversity of Calgary, Calgary, CanadaCA, FR, ES, CH, UK
STARCSSelection and Transmission of Antimicrobial Resistance in Complex SystemsWillem van SchaikUniversity Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, NetherlandsNL, SE, ES, FR, UK, BE
TransComp-ESC-RGenomic approach to transmission and compartmentalization of extended-spectrum cephalosporin resistance in Enterobacteriaceae from animals and humansPatrick BoerlinUniversity of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, CanadaCA, FR, DE, UK


AWARE-WWTPAntibiotic Resistance in Wastewater: Transmission Risks for Employees and Residents around Waste Water Treatment PlantsAna De Roda HusmanRIVM, Bilthoven, NetherlandsNL, SE, DE, RO
DARWINDynamics of Antimicrobial Resistance in the Urban Water Cycle in EuropeBarth F SmetsTechnical University of Denmark, Lyngby, DenmarkDK, UK, ES, IL
Gene-gasWastewater treatment plants as critical reservoirs for resistance genesRolf LoodLund University, Lund, SwedenSE, DK, NO


Jerzy Frączek, jerzy.fraczek@ncn.gov.pl, tel. +48 12 341 90165

Malwina Gębalska, malwina.gebalska@ncn.gov.pl, tel. +48 12 341 9017