EMBRACE Project Manager
Joao Reis

+44 (0)20 3313 1282

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Engineering, Medicine, Natural Sciences and Physical Sciences Bridging Research in Antimicrobial resistance: Collaboration and Exchange

EMBRACE is a two-year, EPSRC project which started in August 2015. It aims to bridge the gap between Engineering, Medicine and the Natural and Physical Sciences in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research.

EMBRACE is sponsored by the EPSRC, as part of its 'Bridging the Gaps' initiative. The purpose of EMBRACE is to nurture multidisciplinary research within Imperial College to challenge the catastrophic threat of antimicrobial resistance. The programme is principally designed to develop a cohort of interdisciplinary research fellows who will develop a unique set of hybrid research skills, a positive attitude to multidisciplinary research and the ability to communicate across traditional academic boundaries.

Supporting this main aim are a range of activities including developing the ARC virtual network, organising conferences and seminars, a sandpit exercise and providing pump-priming support to AMR projects.

PIs and Fellows

Principal and co-investigators

  • Professor Chris Toumazou, Regius Professor of Engineering, Chair in Biomedical Circuit Design, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Professor Alison Holmes, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
  • Professor Alan Armstrong, Head of Department of Chemistry
  • Dr Pantelis Georgiou, Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Dr Pau Herrero-Viñas, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Dr Lindsay Evans, Department of Chemistry
  • Dr Maryam Modarai, Department of Medicine