Antibiotic resistance research


Professor Paterson’s Lab studies the incidence, distribution and possible control of antibiotic resistant infections. The focus of this work is the translation of knowledge into prevention and treatment of these infections. 

A key study is the MERINO Trial, which is currently the world’s largest randomised controlled trial on treatment for multi-resistant Gram negative bacteria.


+61 7 3346 6074

Dr Patrick Harris

“The world is facing a looming crisis with rising antibiotic resistance. The research I’m involved in looks to define the best ways to prevent, detect and treat serious infections involving drug-resistant organisms.”

Read Patrick’s story