Innovative nuclear and related molecular approaches for detection and characterization of antimicrobial resistance in animal production environment
FAO and IAEA launch the call for proposals for the coordinated research project (CRP) on “Innovative Nuclear and Related Molecular Approaches for Detection and Characterization of Antimicrobial Resistance in Animal Production Environment”.
The overall objective is to enable Member States, especially developing countries, to use innovative nuclear and related approaches for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of national AMR surveillance programmes and promoting good husbandry practices to mitigate AMR in animal production settings.
The CRP’s specific research objectives are to
- Develop, evaluate and validate farm-level sampling methods (e.g., bioaerosol, water, feed, feces) for detection of AMR in high- and low-input animal production environments,
- Establish AMR distribution characteristics in high- and low-input animal production environments using nuclear, molecular and microbiological techniques,
- Assess the efficacy of alternatives to AGPs as feed additives in animal production settings,
- Establish scientific evidence on development and transmission of AMR at animal–human–environment interface.
- Evaluate and optimize phenotyping and genotyping methodologies related to drug resistance in animal infections other than bacteria (e.g., anthelmintic resistance, acaricide resistance, antifungal resistance)
- Pilot and recommend good husbandry practices or antimicrobial stewardship that aim to reduce the risk of emergence and occurrence of AMR in farm animal settings.
For more information on how to apply, please visit Innovative Nuclear and Related Molecular Approaches for Detection and Characterization of Antimicrobial Resistance in Animal Production Environment.