- Antibiotic resistance
- Aquatic systems
- Detection and characterization of mobile genetic elements
- Beta-lactamases characterization
- Microbiome analysis.
Role in StARE
The University of Aveiro team will evaluate the efficiency of advanced water treatment processes in the removal of genes conferring resistance to antibiotics that are critically important to humans. We will use culture-dependent and independent approaches and our experiments will include the analysis of field samples as well as mesocosm-derived samples. The team is coordinated by Isabel Henriques and financed by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).