Project Details

Description

REPARES (Research Platform on Antibiotic Resistance Spread through Wastewater Treatment Plants), a consortium of leading academic, industry, and policymakers knowledgeable in the Antibiotic Resistance (AR) subject, is geared towards contributing excellence in research on the spread of AR in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs).

Wastewater treatment plants render sewage safe for release to the environment. Unfortunately, they are also one of the most important sources of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB). Microbes from humans, animals and the environment – many of which harbour antibiotic-resistant genes resulting from overuse of antibiotics – come together in a confined system. Standardised data collection and analyses regarding ARB and associated genes present in wastewater are vital to effectively managing future environmental and public health risks. REPARES will fill a critical need, supporting academic expertise and funding, while creating the structural framework for cooperation with public and governmental agencies via integrated databases, a web platform, and numerous outreach and informational activities.

AAU will integrate the REPARES database within the world-accepted MiDAS.
Short titleREPARES
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/10/201930/06/2023

Collaborative partners

  • University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (Joint applicant) (lead)

Funding

  • Horizon Europe: DKK5,500,000.00