Zoonoses: antimicrobial resistance shows no signs of slowing down

Data released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reveal that antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, such as campylobacteriosis and salmonellosis, are becoming less effective.

Chinese scientists develop novel instrument for rapid profiling of antimicrobial resistance

Scientists from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) have introduced a prototype instrument that can directly measure antimicrobial resistant phenotypes at single-cell resolution from clinical samples within three hours, without the need for cell propagation.

Antimicrobial Resistance - Genomes, Big Data and Emerging Technologies

This meeting will highlight the importance of Big Data and genomics in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It will showcase recent advances in the rapidly emerging field of machine learning to predict AMR, approaches to monitor and evaluate the global burden of disease, novel technologies for the diagnosis of drug-resistant infections, and the use of pathogen genomics to address critical questions relating to surveillance, epidemiology, transmission and treatment of drug-resistant infections.