TTA - Turning the Tide of Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is emerging as a local and global threat to health care practice.

The main goal of the TTA network is to combat AMR by securing optimal diagnostics and drugs in order to address clinical signs and symptoms, transmission, treatment and optimized contact tracing. Our molecular profiling capacity provides unique methodologies to identify the genes that contribute to the AMR phenotype, defining the strong potential to generate core knowledge in pathogenesis and identify new diagnostics, vaccines and drug targets.

To insure the translation of this work into global health policy, we will examine the normative guidance, stakeholder involvement, and policy interventions needed to make novel diagnostics and novel antimicrobial therapy globally accessible, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

TTA will embark on AMR as a complex and ethical challenge in global health. The consortium, with experts from both clinical medicine, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, offers a unique opportunity for addressing AMR in a comprehensive manner.

The TTA consortium is formed by strong research groups in OUS divisions with complementary expertise teamed up with national and international collaborators.


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Previous Events, news and activity

Nov 12-18 2018 World antibiotic awareness week

November 12-18th, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) sets one week a year to attract attention on antibiotic resistance. World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018 aims to teach doctors, politicians and the general public that abuse of antibiotics is risky for all of us.

The TTA network would like to invite you to our stand, where you can learn about
antimicrobial resistance at different levels.

Where: Glassgata, Rikshospitalet
Date: 15 and 16 November
Time: 10:00 - 14:00

Image by:
Pie P. Aase

Test your knowledge about antibiotic resistance!
We need antibiotics to work in the future. Everyone must do their best to preserve this resource!
Do you know anything about antibiotic resistance? Take the quiz here!



October 25th, 2018 Workshop: Optimization of antimicrobial therapy in the Intensive Care Unit in the era of resistance and stewardship

Date: October 25th 2018
Time: 12.00-19.00
Venue: Soria Moria conference center, Holmenkollen, Oslo
Application deadline: September 20th 2018
Please register at the following link:  
Please see the Invitation and program for more information.
For more information contact:
Jørgen Vildershøj Bjørnholt (


Oct 9-12 2018 GMM5/TTA3


October 9-12th, 2018

Holmen Fjordhotell, Asker

Genome maintenance and turning the tide of antimicrobial resistance.

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September 10th 2018 TTA invites you to the TTA Bioinformatics course Level 2

Date: September 10th 2018
Time: 11.00-17.00
Venue: University of Oslo, Domus Medica, PC-stua (R211) 
Application deadline: August 27th 2018
Please register at the following link:  
Please see the invitation for more information or contact:
Nermin Zecic (
Timo Lutter (


Event June 21st 2018 Hands-on workshop QIIME

Thursday June 21st 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Location: Room L-257, Domus Medica (DM4), Gaustad, University of Oslo 

Please register at:

Registration deadline: June 10th 2018

Space is limited for this course, please register now!


Invitation and more information



Event TTA Summer meeting June 19th 2018

Tuesday, June 19th 2018

Time: 12.00-17.00

Venue: University of Oslo, DM4 Rotunden

Please register at: Registration deadline: June 11th 2018




Event TTA EU workshop

TTA inviterer til en workshop (holdes på norsk) med fokus på EU søknadsprosess men som er relevant for alle søknadsprosesser. 

Når: 16 april 2018, 09.00- 16.00

Hvor: Universititetet i Oslo, DM4 L-200

Registreringsfrist: 6 april

Invitatasjon med progam.

Registrer deg her!

Mål: TTA networking og fasilitering av søknadsprosesser

  • Kunnskap om EUs søknadsprosess
  • Bevisstgjøring rundt eget bidrag («gullegg»/elevated pitch)
  • Oversikt over andre prosjekter i TTA og muligheter for samarbeid innen TTA nettverket
  • Verktøy for initiering av søknadsprosess med SWOT analyse og hvordan skaffe partnere


National Consortium for Microbial Genomics on December 7th 2017


The Norwegian Consortium for Microbial Genomics (NCMG) was established in 2016 to stimulate the development of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for microbiology in a One Health perspective in Norway.

 The aim of the consortium is to provide a platform: 

  • to establish culture-independent diagnostics for infectious diseases based on NGS
  • to implement NGS as an epidemiological tool in Norway in order to detect virulence and antibiotic resistance changes in human and zoonotic pathogens
  • to develop health registries of NGS data to support public health decisions
  • to establish a network for bioinformaticians to deal with NGS data for microbiology and to support research using NGS within the field of microbiology

The first meeting of the consortium in May 2016 assembled about 70 participants and the programme included invited speakers from the UK and Sweden in addition to national experts. We hope to renew last year’s success and hereby invite you to this one-day seminar on December 7 at Folkehelseinstituttet. 

More information here