Will climate change worsen the problem of antibiotic resistance?

Project Code

MRCIIAR24Ex Padfield

Research Theme

Infection, Immunity, Antimicrobial Resistance and Repair

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Recent studies have shown that levels of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) increase at higher environmental temperatures, but we have very little idea about the mechanisms causing this pattern. To improve our ability to control AMR, we need to know much more about the mechanisms through which temperature alters the selection and spread of AMR. This project will combine lab-based experiments, theory, and genome sequencing to achieve this.

Lead Supervisor

Dr Daniel Padfield

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