Educating learners about antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistant ‘superbugs’ pose a grave threat to human health. Superbug Awareness for Education (SAFE) gives learners the tools they need to raise awareness of the threat among high school students.


The SAFE programme trains graduate, master’s and PhD students to teach high school students about microbiology and anti-microbial resistance (AMR). The course covers topics such as the isolation of relevant strains and the search for molecules with antibacterial activity from natural sources, including soil.

Learners in the SAFE programme will participate in activities held during science festivals and World Antibiotic Awareness Week to raise awareness of the threat of AMR among citizens. They will discover new ways of engaging students and use the card game Micro-Combat, designed by ISGlobal, to educate people about the threat of AMR. High school students trained through the SAFE programme will also compete for a short internship at Roche Diagnostics to learn more about entrepreneurship and AMR.


The course is scheduled to take place from September-November 2020.

Further information

Clara Ballesté Delpierre
| Activity Lead | ISGLOBAL