Identifying key players in the spread of antimicrobial resistance [ 2013 - 2015 ]

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Researchers: A/Pr Kathryn Holt (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Michael Inouye Prof Justin Zobel Prof Ruth Hall

Brief description Antibiotic drugs are essential to treat bacterial infections. However some bacteria have genes that allow them to resist certain drugs, which can be transferred among bacteria to create 'superbugs' that can resist nearly all the drugs we have. This project investigates the transfer of drug resistance genes between Gram negative bacteria (common agents of food poisoning, hospital infection, UTI, etc) and aims to identify the bacteria and genes most important in the spread of superbugs in Australia.

Funding Amount $AUD 817,447.99

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Notes Standard Project Grant

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