How can we keep antibiotic use under control while aquaculture intensifies in Bangladesh? Researchers have come up with best management practices that fish farmers need to understand and follow to secure their livelihoods through fish. University of Exeter/Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Futures, WorldFish and FAO have partnered under the AMR hub to raise awareness on antimicrobial resistance in Bangladesh aquaculture.
Our research is shaped by the need to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on a global scale.
Our experts specialise in the health of the planet and environment, finding new ways of working towards the responsible use and disposal of antimicrobial drugs. Progressing understanding of the link between the health of humans, animals and ecosystems is a core strength of our research.
We explore how the environment is affected from a microscopic scale through to the wider biodiversity of the planet. We collaborate internationally to encourage informed antimicrobial use in treating illness and infection in people and animals, with an adaptable approach to each unique country.
One of the largest contributors to AMR is food production. Our team look at ways to reduce the general use of antimicrobials in animal and plant husbandry whilst also increasing their sustainable use.
Planetary Health - primary investigators
|Professor William Gaze||Professor of Microbiology||Environment, policy, microbiome, evolution ecology, public health, agriculture, evidence|
|Dr Lihong Zhang||Research Fellow||Antibiotics resistance, molecular microbiology, environmental microbiology, medical microbiology, microbial ecology|
|Professor Steve Hinchliffe||Professor of Geography and Co-Director of Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health||One Health; Risk; Microbiome; Social Relations|
|Professor Neil Gow||Professor of Microbiology and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact)||Antifungal drug transit, fungal cell wall, drug resistance mechanisms, Candida species, Candida auris., echinocandins novel antifungal therapies, combination therapy and immunotherapies.|
|Adilia Warris||Professor in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Deputy Director Centre for Medical Mycology||Antifungal stewardship|
|Dr Aimee Murray||Research Fellow||Culturing, molecular methods (qPCR, cloning, functional metagenomics), next generation sequencing, metagenome analyses, evolution experiments.|
|Professor Lora Fleming||Director of the European Centre for Environment and Human Health and Chair of Oceans, Epidemiology and Human Health||Public Health, Epidemiology; Oceans and Human Health; Environment and Human Health|
|Professor Charles Tyler||Professor of Environmental Biology/ Academic Lead||Environmental contaminants, physiological processes, genetic techniques, genomic techniques|
|Dr Anne Leonard||NERC Fellow||Environment, policy, microbiome, ecology, public health, evidence|
|Professor Stuart Townley||Professor in Applied Mathematics||Systems modelling, analysis and management|
|Professor Henry Buller||Professor of Geography, Head of Exeter Geography||Social science approaches, One Health Pathways, Antimicrobial reduction in Thailand. Antimicrobials use in livestock systems in Tanzania|
|Associate Professor of Single Cell Genomics||Antibiotics resistance, molecular microbiology, environmental microbiology, medical microbiology, microbial ecology, feed/energy conversion, Oceans and Human Health; Environment and Human Health, Technology Development|
|Chair in Food Security||Antifungals, fungicide resistance, evolution, global movement and stewardship of antifungals|
|Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine||Bronchiectasis; Cystic Fibrosis; lung disease; cross-infection; microbiome; antimicrobial resistance.|