This webinar looks at anthropogenic use of antibiotics in various ecosystems and the implications for human health. Topics of interest include: evolution of antibiotic resistance, fate and effects of antibiotics in various ecosystems, dissemination of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes, bacteria with transferable resistances, co-selection, links between the environment and human health, and mitigation strategies.
Join us for a webinar on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance (Thematic Issues to explore: EDAR 2018, EDAR 2020), moderated by the Editor-in-Chief of FEMS Microbiology Ecology, and featuring three researchers primed for a fascinating discussion on the most recent science on this topic:
Date: Thursday 6th August 2020
Time: 10-11 am EDT / 3-4pm BST / 4-5pm CEST
Moderator: Max Häggblom, Editor-in-Chief of FEMS Microbiology Ecology, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
Speaker 1: Kornelia Smalla, Julius Kühn-Institut Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Braunschweig, Germany – author of: Smalla K, Cook K, Djordjevic SP, Klümper U, Gillings M. Environmental dimensions of antibiotic resistance: assessment of basic science gaps. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 2018, 94:fiy195, https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiy195
Speaker 2: Elizabeth M.H. Wellington, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Speaker 3: Michael Gillings, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney Australia – author of: Smalla K, Cook K, Djordjevic SP, Klümper U, Gillings M. Environmental dimensions of antibiotic resistance: assessment of basic science gaps. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 2018, 94:fiy195, https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiy195
This event is part of a series of webinars being developed by FEMS and in partnership with Oxford University Press.