Linkage Projects - Grant ID: LP150100912 [ 2016-03-01 - 2020-04-30 ]

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Researchers: Prof Ian Charles (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Aaron Darling (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Steven Djordjevic (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr Toni Chapman (Partner Investigator) ,  Dr Jeffrey Hammond (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Improved biosecurity through the engineering of microbial ecosystems. This project aims to provide data and understanding that will help develop predictive models for changes in the distribution of drug-resistant bacteria, and surveillance and response programs for key biosecurity threats. Microorganisms, including commensals and pathogens, can live in complex communities in a range of environments including animal hosts. It is now known that these communities (known as microbiomes) can exert a profound effect on animal health. This project seeks to understand where antimicrobial resistance genes reside in pig gut microbiotia and how they move between members of this complex microbial community, and to provide information on how probiotics may be used to reduce dependence on antibiotics.

Funding Amount $520,683

Funding Scheme Linkage Projects

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