CO-ADD needs your support now to ensure a solution is found before drug-resistant bacteria become a global health catastrophe


In Australia, harmful bacteria kill more than breast and prostate cancer combined.

The world has not discovered a new class of antibiotic in 30 years to fight drug-resistant bacterial infections.

Support our antibiotic research today!

Find us on ABC Catalyst for a special episode on antibiotic resistance (Tuesday 19 April 2016). Missed it? Watch it here

Screen 10 potential antibiotics



Help us find new, diverse compounds to combat the superbug crisis.

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High quality research relies on highly specialised technology.


Screen 100 potential antibiotics



One positive hit could fix the broken antibiotic pipeline.


1000 Potential Antibiotics Delivered



Help a researcher from across the world to join our community today.


The superbug crisis is a global problem that requires a global solution. The antibiotic drug pipeline is broken and we want to fix it.

The Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery (CO-ADD) is a not-for-profit initiative led by academics for academics.

Our goal is to screen compounds for antimicrobial activity from academic research groups from anywhere in the world for free.

We aim to help researchers around the world to find new, diverse compounds to combat drug-resistant bacteria. And you can help.




The Institute for Molecular Bioscience, which hosts CO-ADD, has established a fund at The University of Queensland specifically for donations to CO-ADD. All gifts of $2 or more to CO-ADD are tax deductible in Australia. When making your donation please specify that your gift is to be directed to the CO-ADD Fund.*


North American Donors

North American donors can make tax deductible donations via The University of Queensland in America.

Giving in the US

*Gifts to CO-ADD are managed by The University of Queensland