Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance

The third JPIAMR Joint Call “Transmission Dynamics”


The third JPIAMR call, published in 2016, has awarded 28.1 M EUR to 19 research projects to bridge the knowledge gap on AMR transmission mechanisms.

The JPIAMR joint co-funded 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” closed in July 2016 and received 83 applications. The call was conducted simultaneously by 22 participating funding organisations from 18 countries and the European Commission within the JPI-EC-AMR ERA-Net Cofund grant no 681055.

In total 19 project consortia with a total of 96 research groups from 16 countries applying for 28.1 M EUR for 3 years of research were recommended for funding by the JPIAMR Call Steering Group for the co-funded Call. The final funding decision will depend on national regulations and inspection of the formal proposals to be submitted to the national funding organisations. Each national funding agency will then take a formal decision on the projects to be supported.

Recommended Projects for funding in this call:

AcronymProject titleCoordinator AffiliationCountries
BEAT-AMRPartnership against Biofilm associated Expression, Acquisition and Transmission of AMRFrank SchreiberFederal Institute for Material Research and Testing (BAM), GermanyDE,CH, NL, UK
COLLATERAL DAMAGEUsing 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-insight from a multi level mathematical NeTwork modelRafael MikolajczykHelmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, GermanyDE, IL, NL, PL, ES
PNEUMO-SPREADMechanisms for acquisition and transmission of successful antibiotic resistant pneumococcal clones pre- and post-vaccinationBirgitta Henriques-NormarkKarolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital,Stockholm, Sweden SE, 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
JumoARA multi-scale approach to understanding the mechanisms of mobile DNA driven antimicrobial resistance transmissionOrsola BarabasEMBL, Heidelberg, GermanyDE, SE, CA
MACOTRACombating MRSA; increasing our understanding of transmission success will lead to better control of MRSAMargreet VosErasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, NetherlandsNL, FR, CA
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 sourceEdward FeilUniversity of Bath, Bath, UKUK, IT, Fr, NO
ST-131_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-R Genomic approach to transmission and compartmentalization of extended-spectrum cephalosporin resistance in
Enterobacteriaceae from animals and humans
Patrick BoerlinUniversity of Guelph, OntarioVeterinary College, Guelph, Canada CA, 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 inEuropeBarth F SmetsTechnical University of Danmark, Lyngby, DenmarkDK, UK,ES, IL
Gene-gasWastewater treatment plants as critical reservoirs for resistance genesRolf LoodLund University, Lund, SwedenSE, DK, NO
MODERNUnderstanding and modelling reservoirs, vehicles and transmission of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae in the community and long term care facilitiesJesus Rodriguez-BanõServicio Andaluz de Salud, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarane (FISEVI), Sevilla, SPainES, CH, UK, FR, DE, NL

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Joint Call “Transmission “Dynamics” – call information

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