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Antonio Cappuccio (computational biologist and data scientist) joined the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) as research fellow. He will be working at IAS until June and from December until March 2019.

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During his fellowship, Cappuccio will join an interdisciplinary team to investigate the biological and socio-economic mechanisms that drive antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at different levels (global, national, regional).

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of microorganism to stop the action of antimicrobial drugs such as antibiotics. As a result, standard treatments become ineffective and infections persist causing a serious threat to the life of infected patients. With an increasing use of antibiotics and antivirals, the risk of AMR is becoming a major health concern, especially in countries with weaker health systems.