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Seed Funding Project on Antimicrobial Resistance

DAMR is the one-year project "Disseminate AntiMicrobial Resistance Knowledge and the Use of Whole Genome Sequencing on Relevant Bacterial Pathogens during COVID-19 World Emergency". The project is funded by the Una Europa Seed Funding and started on 1 April 2021.

News from Dec 08, 2021

The consortium includes the University of Bologna as coordinator, and Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and Helsingin Yliopisto (The University of Helsinki) as partners. The Central Hospital of Bolzano, the Free University of Bolzano and the University of Pavia are involved as third parties.

The objective of the project, in these days of COVID-19 emergency, is to promote virtual mobility formats to overcome physical distances and help social proximity of students and researchers working at the Universities of the consortium. These formats will be used to disseminate knowledge on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and whole genome sequencing (WGS). These topics will contribute to shape the present and future professionals who will have to face AMR, one of the greatest challenges for public health.

During the academic year 2021/2022, students will have the opportunity to access joint teaching Units (JTUs). Each JTU consists of a recorded video presentation, and an online live session of questions and answers in which students can directly interact with the author of the video. Students will be involved in an online survey for the evaluation of their awareness and preparedness on AMR. This survey will be useful to shape future syllabi on this topic. Beyond activities of education, DAMR foresees research activities aiming at comparing and sharing bioinformatic pipelines for the analysis of sequenced genomes of antimicrobial resistant bacteria.

The lectures can be accesed online (see list in PDF format), or via FU's e-learning platform Blackboard.

These lectures were also included as WPV in veterinary medicine and as PhD course via the Dahlem Research School (DRS). To get the course granted an online single choice test in the time period 24.-28.1.2022 has to be passed, which can be repeated twice is required for successful participation. For these courses please register online or by E-Mail: andrea.fessler@fu-berlin.de

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