Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)


Funding period: 2016-2021
Lead: Ed Topp, AAFC
Total GRDI funding: $9,074,991

The development of resistance to antimicrobials by bacteria that were formerly sensitive is one of the most serious global health threats facing the world today. With no action, annual worldwide human deaths attributable to antimicrobial resistance could reach 10 million by 2050. The Antimicrobial Resistance project uses a genomics-based approach to understand how food production contributes to the development of antimicrobial resistance of human health concern, and explore strategies for reducing antimicrobial resistance in food production systems. It is a component of the Federal Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance and Use in Canada. The project involves scientists from 5 federal departments and agencies.

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For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Ed Topp