Anders Karlén guest in Forskarpodden: The Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

2022-11-21

In The Fight against Antibiotic Resistance, the new episode of Forskarpodden, Anders Karlén, Professor and Coordinator of ENABLE-2, and Dan I Andersson, Professor of Medical Bacteriology, discuss the current efforts at Uppsala University to fight the challenges of accelerating antibiotic resistance. (Note: Pod in Swedish)

In a new episode of Uppsala University's Forskarpodden, Anders Karlén, Professor of Computer-Aided Drug Design, talks about his role as coordinator of ENABLE-2, an early stage antibacterial drug development platform centered at the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Anders Karlén, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Anders Karlén, Department of Medicinal Chemistry

“Despite the pressing societal need for new antibiotics, initiatives to guide and support promising projects through the tough initial phases are scarce. ENABLE-2 aims to help fill this void, thereby fulfilling a very important function. In parallel, we are working to secure long-term funding in order to initiate international calls, with antibiotic resistance being a global problem,” states Anders Karlén in Forskarpodden.

Together with Dan I Andersson, Professor of Medical Bacteriology and Director of the Uppsala Antibiotic Center, they discuss the challenges and opportunities of antibiotic research. Program leader is Annica Hulth, Uppsala University.

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Anders Karlén SWEAnders Karlén, Professor
Faculty of Pharmacy
anders.karlen@ilk.uu.se

Text: Magnus Alsne, photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

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