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Antimicrobial Resistance Research

Professor William Gaze

Professor of Microbiology

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  The European Centre for Environment and Human Health

  University of Exeter Medical School, Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK


I am a Professor of Microbiology at The European Centre for Environment and Human Health, part of the University of Exeter Medical School. I lead a large research group focusing on the environmental dimension of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) with recent and current funding of £4M with over 20 group members. We research the evolution of resistance in complex microbial communities found in human, animal and environmental microbiomes. We also study the dissemination of AMR at a landscape scale and human exposure and transmission in aquatic environments.

Key publications:

Antimicrobial Resistance: Investigating the Environmental Dimension.

Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern. United Nations Environment Programme.

Key project:

UK: Argentina AMR DHSC/UKAID towards developing a systems model of AMR focusing on feed-lot beef production systems as an exemplar

External engagement:

Keynote speaker 5th International Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance (EDAR 5)

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