Infectious diseases continue to pose severe threats to health systems everywhere. At CQMED, we are developing an integrated research program to find solutions to prevent and treat both emergent and recurring infectious diseases. One of our major focuses is the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), such as leishmaniasis. At CQMED we employ state-of-the-art technologies to identify new therapeutic targets and develop new small molecules as antimicrobials.