Million-Dollar Research Studies Aim to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Two University of Guelph researchers will use new federal funding to look at growing microbial resistance to drugs in hopes of stemming the trend.

Patrick Boerlin and Scott Weese, both pathobiology professors in the Ontario Veterinary College, will receive close to $600,000 in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to look at the risks of infections from animals and how people can avoid disease.

  • Boerlin will lead a transatlantic genetic study on thousands of bacteria in chicken, swine, cattle, dogs and humans to learn about spread of resistance, said a press release.
  • Weese will lead a three-year, $530,000 study of diseases that may spread to humans from companion animals such as cats and dogs.

University of Guelph News

Guelph Mercury Tribune

Posted in 2017 News, News.