Activity and research directory projects

The directory lists antimicrobial resistance (AMR) activities and research and displays whether they are in progress or completed. Use the filters and search to help refine your query.

3 activities or research projects found
  • 15 April 2020
    Avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) is a cause of poultry mortality and disease and poses a major economic threat to poultry farming. It may also pose a risk to human health and is linked with urinary tract infections and sepsis. As the first to provide whole genome sequence data on APEC in Australia, Ausgem has found that Australian APEC carry few antimicrobial resistance genes unlike APEC found overseas. This highlights the effectiveness of Australia’s strict regulation of antimicrobial use in agriculture.
    AusGEM (Partnership between University of Technology and NSW Department of Primary Industries).
  • 15 April 2020
    Ausgem is using genomic sequencing to characterise Escherichia coli that cause urinary tract infections and sepsis in Australian hospitals. Our studies are focussing on the carriage of mobile antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes and virulence genes in these cohorts and comparing these elements with those circulating in food production systems and from environmental and wildlife sources enabling policy makers to make informed regulatory choices regarding antimicrobials and biosecurity.
    AusGEM (Partnership between University of Technology and NSW Department of Primary Industries).
  • 15 April 2020
    Intensive pig production introduces a significant number of bacteria, most notably E. coli, into the environment through pig faeces. E. coli can cause illness in both humans and livestock and poses a risk to the profitability of animal agriculture. By performing whole genome sequencing of E. coli and the other microbes frequently found in pigs, AusGEM is helping track the spread of resistance genes through agriculture, humans, and the environment.
    University of Technology and NSW Department of Primary Industries Partnership (AusGEM)