Antimicrobial Resistance

Department of Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin


Robert-von-Ostertag-Str. 7-13,
14163 Berlin, Germany | Website

Date of designation

11 November 2019

Areas of work

  • Development and implementation of antimicrobial susceptibility testing methods including interpretation
  • Phylogenetic and AMR epidemiological studies in food and agriculture sector
  • Molecular mechanisms of AMR (including mobile genetic elements)
  • Co-location and co-selection of AMR genes and virulence/metal/biocide resistance genes and their effect on AMR persistence
  • Prudent use of antimicrobials in animals and antibiotic stewardship in food and agriculture

Key activities

  • Participation in international meetings and seminars, hosting workshops to promote awareness and behaviour change in agricultural settings
  • Developing postgraduate education/courses on AMR and antimicrobial use (AMU)
  • Organizing and supporting training workshops, developing learning materials
  • Performing research projects on laboratory detection, epidemiology, management and reduction of AMR in bacteria of companion and food-producing animals
  • Organizing seminars, trainings and/or workshops related to AMR and AMU based on One Health approach
  • Establishing the “Veterinary Centre for Resistance Research” seminars on resistance against antimicrobial agents and antiparasitics
  • Providing technical support on standardization and development of antimicrobial susceptibility testing methods, detection of AMR genes, provision of reference substances and strains as appropriate

Working languages

  • English
  • German




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