Antimicrobial resistance: bringing Scottish expertise together to find the solutions

NH Holden, RW Humphry, Lisa Avery, GJ Gunn, G Foster, Giles Innocent, Karen Scott, Thomas Freitag, Eulyn Pagaling, Eleanor Watson, Nuno Silva

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global, immediate and ongoing concern to human health. AMR occurs when microbes become resistant to clinical or veterinary drugs that are used to treat disease, and this has major consequences on how microbial diseases are managed and therefore how antimicrobial compounds are used.

AMR and antimicrobial usage (AMU) affects different aspects of our lives and environment, and this is reflected in ongoing research. Examples of the breadth of our work includes research on estimating the levels of resistance in sheep, surveillance of AMR genes in Scottish soils and understanding how resistance occurs in priority foodborne pathogens.
Original languageEnglish
TypeSEFARI Gateway Case Study
Media of outputwebpage and booklet
Publication statusPrint publication - 30 Oct 2020

Bibliographical note

This Case Study was published as a result of a joint workshop, organised by N. Holden & R. Humphrey on RESAS-funded AMR work within the SEFARI institutes.
A booklet and glossary were also produced (available via link).
The launch coincided with an international congress on One Health (WOHC2020, Edinburgh 30 Oct 2020)


  • antimicrobial resistance
  • AMR
  • Antibiotic
  • One Health


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