The CRN-NRL-AR is also active in the fields of programming and applied research on infectious diseases in animals and zoonotic diseases. Particular emphases of research are on issues related to antibiotic resistance and ‘multidrug resistance’.
During 2012 and 2013 the CRN-NRL-AR along with its experts was part of the Management Board (Ministry of Health nominee) of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPI-AMR). The JPI-AMR was setup to define integrated approaches to develop, pursue and promote high quality research projects applicable to the problem of antibiotic resistance.
The CRN-NRL-AR has also participated in the ‘Working Group on veterinary perspective’, for the evaluation and definition of areas of veterinary interest in the Strategic Research Agenda of the JPI-AMR.
The CRN-NRL-AR has participated and participates in Research Projects in the context of International networks. Here below are reported the most recent participations of the CRN-NRL-AR in European Research Projects:
– EU-EMIDA-ERANET Project (“Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus lineages in primary productions: multi-host pathogen, spill-over and spill-back between animals and humans?”) (first transnational call) (Research Leader)
– EFFORT Project (Ecology from Farm to Fork Of microbial drug Resistance and Transmission), EU Project of the 7th Framework Programme (Partner Unit)
– ENGAGE Project (Establishing Next Generation Sequencing Ability for Genomic Analysis in Europe.
– One Health European Joint Programme (EJP) IMPART Project (Improving phenotypic testing of AMR by development of sensitive screening assays for emerging resistances and setting missing ECOFFs)