Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens
Infectious diseases are the second most important cause of death globally after heart
disease, and kill more people than cancer. Severe sepsis and septic shock have a mortality rate of 20-40% in the setting of optimal resuscitation in wealthy countries and are responsible for the loss of millions of health dollars and tens of thousands of lives every year in Australia. Antibiotic intervention remains one of the most powerful and cost-effective interventions in medicine, but is under severe threat from antibiotic resistance.
Analysis of the spread of resistant pathogens suggests that co-evolution of increased virulence may be an important additional factor in the dissemination of resistant strains, but this relationship is not well understood.
The project is led by Prof Mark Walker from the University of Queensland and will bring together researchers from several leading Australian research-intensive universities including the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of New South Wales, University of Technology Sydney, and the University of Adelaide.
Further support for this initiative is provided by Research Data Service (RDS). RDS is an NCRIS supported capability to provide national research data
For further information please visit the Bioplatforms Australia Metadata Portal: https://downloads.bioplatforms.com/
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