Antibiotic Research UK
Contact: Colin Garner
York Science Park, Church Lane, Heslington
About Antibiotic Research UK
A group of leading UK university and company scientists and clinicians, all with an interest in antibiotic resistance, had been meeting informally on a regular basis to establish what can be done to kick start antibiotic drug development.
Drawn from some of the country’s leading universities, the network known as Antibiotic Discovery UK founded and chaired by Professor Anthony Coates, Professor of Medical Microbiology, St Georges, University of London agreed following a proposal from Professor Colin Garner during a meeting early in 2014 that a new charity should be created to tackle the antibiotic resistance challenge. The charity’s name was decided by competition and a student at the University of Oxford won the prize for the best name ‘Antibiotic Research UK’ (ANTRUK). The Charity was registered with the Charity Commission in July 2014 (registered charity no 1157884) and the first AGM was held on Monday 18 August 2014 at the Royal York Hotel, York.
Meet our board of trustees here