ANTIRES / New joint project within the BMBF initiative InfectControl 2020
NZMG partner from Greifswald and Göttingen involved
Within the ANTIRES cluster academic partners in Greifswald, Berlin and Göttingen will examine the distribution of antibiotic resistances in municipal wastewaters. In close co-operation with experts from Analytik Jena AG a new chip based tool for the analysis of antibiotic resistances will be developed.
A rapidly increasing threat is arising from new or resistant pathogens and their growing global circulation that affects all areas of human life. This threat is further afflicted with a drastic lack of (new) effective drugs as well as insufficient preventive and diagnostic possibilities.The intense use of antibiotics (AB) in agriculture and human health care results in an increasing leakage of antibiotics into the environment - a disastrous trend that provokes the development of AB resistances and the distribution of multi-drug resistant pathogens. One of the major resources for the antibiotics are contaminated wastewaters. At present, our limited knowledge on the distribution of antibiotic resistances via contaminated wastewaters needs to be improved and strategies for risk estimation should be developed.
More information: → Website INFECTCONTROL 2020