Skip to 0 minutes and 2 seconds Invisible to the naked eye, microbes are everywhere. And so are the antimicrobial resistance genes they carry. These have increased in abundance and types due to overuse. Antibiotic resistance is now one of our largest health threats. To slow down the problem actions to reduce antibiotic use are being implemented worldwide. An important data source is microbial communities and the resistance genes they carry; the resistome. They help us to answer questions such as how drug resistance is acquired and how it is transmitted. This field is rapidly advancing thanks to new sequence technologies and analytical tools. It’s revolutionising the way we understand antimicrobial resistance. But there is a challenge.
Skip to 1 minute and 3 seconds The large data generated from such communities is creating a growing gap between health science disciplines and bioinformatics. This threatens the speed that research needs to address the current crisis. This course aims to help closing this gap. [- We often find ourselves wondering–] We bring together experienced clinicians. [- But first, I have to kill a myth.] Public health experts. [- And boy, is this a story to be shared.] Molecular microbiologists and bioinformatitions to explore with you why we want and how we can study resistomes in microbial communities. You will experience an exciting and demystifying course, including hands-on exploration of real resistome data. Join us in this fascinating journey.