Completed project: Antibiotic resistance at Swiss pig farmsCompleted project: Antibiotic resistance at Swiss pig farms found relatively few antibiotic-resistant bacteria in fattening pigs. However, it is unclear whether there is a resulting health risk for farmers.5/18/2022 10:00:00 PMAntibiotic resistance at Swiss pig farms
Completed project: Bacteria share resistance informationCompleted project: Bacteria share resistance information transfer genetic information among each other and thereby spread antibiotic resistance. New findings could help prevent this.2/9/2022 11:00:00 PMBacteria share resistance information
Completed project: Resistance on lettuce plantsCompleted project: Resistance on lettuce plants resistance can spread from soil, water and slurry to cultivated vegetables. A study shows the risks at every stage from planting to harvesting.5/18/2022 10:00:00 PMResistance on lettuce plants

The objective of the National Research Programme "Antimicrobial Resistance" (NRP 72) is to contribute to reducing antimicrobial resistance as well as decreasing its negative impact on the therapy of infectious diseases.

Since antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are present in human and animal hosts as well as in the environment, NRP is addressing the issue with a one-health approach.

The overall funding for NFP 72 amounts to CHF 20 million for 5 years of research.

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Annual Assembly of the Swiss Society for Microbiology (SSM)Annual Assembly of the Swiss Society for Microbiology (SSM) 10:00:00 PM8/31/2022 10:00:00 PMAnnual assembly and 80th anniversary with special session on NRP 72
Antibiotic resistance: Research - Practice - PolicyAntibiotic resistance: Research - Practice - Policy 12:00:00 PM11/18/2022 5:00:00 PMPresentation of the results and recommendations from NRP 72