Antibiotic resistance

Resistances to antimicrobial substances pose an increasing threat to human health. An increase in resistance to antibiotics leads to the ineffectiveness of medicinal products which means that an infectious disease can no longer be treated at all or only inadequately. Monitoring the occurrence of antibiotic resistances in humans and food-producing animals as well as identifying the molecular mechanisms responsible for resistance transmission are important aspects when it comes to developing effective strategies to control and prevent antibiotic resistances.

Research areas

  • Incidence and spread of antibiotic resistance in food-producing animals
  • Molecular characterisation of resistant pathogens
  • Participation in national and international early warning systems including the development of effective methods and procedures


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