Selection for antimicrobial resistance in the environment
|Dates:||16 October 2019|
|Times:||12:30 - 13:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Aimee Murray|
Dr Aimee Murray, University of Exeter Medical School, joins us for a Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar. Abstract below.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the greatest threats facing modern medicine and the global economy. Until recent years, the environment had been an overlooked reservoir of resistant bacteria and complex mixtures of compounds which can select for AMR. There is need to develop a standardised approach to perform risk assessment of antibiotics and other selective compounds released via human and animal waste, as evidence is building that they can increase evolution and dissemination of AMR. A novel, high through put selectivity screening assay will be introduced and its various applications outlined.
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