Our projects challenge important issues in microbiology and advocate an open and honest discussion from the microbiology community. Find out how you can get involved, read our latest news, and discover why these issues matter.
Increasing Project Impact – we invite proposals from organizations who seek a wider promotion and increased the impact of their activities, examples are International Microorganism Day with the Portuguese Society of Microbiology, and the #EUROmicroMOOC with the Spanish Society for Microbiology
Peer Review – emphasizes and celebrates the fundamental role that peer review plays in the scholarly communications landscape
One Health – shows the biggest achievements of the One Health concept and how it facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration into actual science and policy
Fighting AMR – helping you find antibiotic solutions to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and address this challenge globally
Worldwide, infections are resuming their role as highly effective killing diseases, as current treatments are failing to respond to the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In this minireview, the impact of AMR in healthcare systems and the major bacteria behind it are highlighted. Ecological aspects of AMR evolution and the complexity of its molecular mechanisms are explained. Major concepts, such as intrinsic, acquired and adaptive resistance, as well as tolerance and heteroresistance, are also clarified. More importantly, the problematic of biofilms and their role in AMR, namely their main resistance and tolerance mechanisms, are elucidated. Finally, some of the most promising anti-biofilm strategies being investigated are reviewed.