Antimicrobial Resistance

Micro-organisms are a constant challenge to human and animal health, generally treated with antimicrobial therapies. However, the increase in antimicrobial resistance poses one of the major risks to health care worldwide. In Utrecht we try to unravel the mechanisms behind the development of antimicrobial resistance and the spread of antimicrobial resistant genes, including the transmission of resistant pathogens between humans and animals. This knowledge is essential to interventions. Utrecht University is a leader in the molecular epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance and the development of alternatives to antimicrobials, such as vaccines and the use of microbes beneficial to the health and wellbeing of humans and animals.

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