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Antimicrobial resistance in Cambodian live animal markets and risk for human health

Title of Project

Antimicrobial resistance in Cambodian live animal markets and risk for human health

Advisor/s

Dr Paul Horwood, Dr Erik Karlsson, Dr Andrew Greenhill

College or Research Centre

College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Science; Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine

Summary of Project

A project is available for an adventurous PhD student to investigate the presence of antimicrobial resistant bacterial strains in live animal markets in Cambodia. The PhD student will spend the majority of their candidature in Cambodia working in conjunction with the Institut Pasteur. Conventional bacteriology approaches will be coupled with next generation sequence analysis to determine the prevalence of AMR strains, the mechanisms for resistance and the risk of emergence in humans at this high-risk interface.

Key Words

antimicrobial resistance; Cambodia; Live animal markets

Would suit an applicant who

Has some background in bacteriology, molecular biology or bioinformatics.

Updated: 3 months ago