Epidemiology of antibiotic resistance
Project main description
Understanding the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance requires new analysis tools to associate specific genes with mobile elements that transport them, bacterial ecosystems, antibiotic prescriptions practices and the human populations at risk of infection. This project builds on our experience working with bacterial annotation and innovates new ways to understand the underlying biological systems that cause the spread of resistance and the implications to medicine.
Opportunities (scholarships, grants and research positions)
Our postgraduate programs allow candidates to undertake advanced research leading to a Master's or PhD degree under the supervision of experienced senior research staff in one of AIHI’s research areas. Current research opportunities at AIHI.
- Hejlesen, O., et al. (2009). DNA-Based Bayesian Inference and Analysis of Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance. Scandinavian Health Informatics Conference, Arendal, Norway.
- Tsafnat, G., et al. (2009). New Decision Support Paradigm for Bioinformatics in Antibiotics Prescription Support Systems. Australian Health Informatics Conference, Canverra, Australia.
- Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at Westmead Hospital
- School of Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales
- Spokade Pty Ltd
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