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The hospital microbiome project: meeting report for the UK science and innovation network UK-USA workshop ‘beating the superbugs: hospital microbiome studies for tackling antimicrobial resistance’, October 14th 2013

The hospital microbiome project: meeting report for the UK science and innovation network UK-USA workshop ‘beating the superbugs: hospital microbiome studies for tackling antimicrobial resistance’, October 14th 2013
The hospital microbiome project: meeting report for the UK science and innovation network UK-USA workshop ‘beating the superbugs: hospital microbiome studies for tackling antimicrobial resistance’, October 14th 2013
The UK Science and Innovation Network UK-USA workshop ‘Beating the Superbugs: Hospital Microbiome Studies for tackling Antimicrobial Resistance’ was held on October 14th 2013 at the UK Department of Health, London. The workshop was designed to promote US-UK collaboration on hospital microbiome studies to add a new facet to our collective understanding of antimicrobial resistance. The assembled researchers debated the importance of the hospital microbial community in transmission of disease and as a reservoir for antimicrobial resistance genes, and discussed methodologies, hypotheses, and priorities. A number of complementary approaches were explored, although the importance of the built environment microbiome in disease transmission was not universally accepted. Current whole genome epidemiological methods are being pioneered in the UK and the benefits of moving to community analysis are not necessarily obvious to the pioneers; however, rapid progress in other areas of microbiology suggest to some researchers that hospital microbiome studies will be exceptionally fruitful even in the short term. Collaborative studies will recombine different strengths to tackle the international problems of antimicrobial resistance and hospital and healthcare associated infections.
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Westwood, Jack, Burnett, Matthew, Spratt, David, Ball, Michael, Wilson, Daniel J., Wellsteed, Sally, Cleary, David, Green, Andy, Hutley, Emma, Cichowska, Anna, Hopkins, Susan, Wilcox, Mark, Kessel, Anthony, Zoubiane, Ghada, Bethke, Lara, Crook, Derrick W., Walker, Jimmy, Sutton, Mark, Marsh, Philip, Moore, Ginny, Wilson, Peter, Holmes, Alison, Hoffman, Peter, Smith, Chris, Oppenheim, Beryl, Parkhill, Julian, Woodford, Neil, Robotham, Julie, Kidgell, Claire, Anyim, Martin, Gilkes, Gabriella, Field, Dawn, Quick, Josh, Pickering, Tony, Kirkup, Benjamin C. and Gilbert, Jack (2014) The hospital microbiome project: meeting report for the UK science and innovation network UK-USA workshop ‘beating the superbugs: hospital microbiome studies for tackling antimicrobial resistance’, October 14th 2013. Standards in Genomic Sciences, 9 (12), 1-12. (doi:10.1186/1944-3277-9-12).

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The UK Science and Innovation Network UK-USA workshop ‘Beating the Superbugs: Hospital Microbiome Studies for tackling Antimicrobial Resistance’ was held on October 14th 2013 at the UK Department of Health, London. The workshop was designed to promote US-UK collaboration on hospital microbiome studies to add a new facet to our collective understanding of antimicrobial resistance. The assembled researchers debated the importance of the hospital microbial community in transmission of disease and as a reservoir for antimicrobial resistance genes, and discussed methodologies, hypotheses, and priorities. A number of complementary approaches were explored, although the importance of the built environment microbiome in disease transmission was not universally accepted. Current whole genome epidemiological methods are being pioneered in the UK and the benefits of moving to community analysis are not necessarily obvious to the pioneers; however, rapid progress in other areas of microbiology suggest to some researchers that hospital microbiome studies will be exceptionally fruitful even in the short term. Collaborative studies will recombine different strengths to tackle the international problems of antimicrobial resistance and hospital and healthcare associated infections.

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Accepted/In Press date: 16 June 2014
Published date: 8 December 2014
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

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Local EPrints ID: 391259
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/391259
ISSN: 1944-3277
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Author: Jack Westwood
Author: Matthew Burnett
Author: David Spratt
Author: Michael Ball
Author: Daniel J. Wilson
Author: Sally Wellsteed
Author: David Cleary ORCID iD
Author: Andy Green
Author: Emma Hutley
Author: Anna Cichowska
Author: Susan Hopkins
Author: Mark Wilcox
Author: Anthony Kessel
Author: Ghada Zoubiane
Author: Lara Bethke
Author: Derrick W. Crook
Author: Jimmy Walker
Author: Mark Sutton
Author: Philip Marsh
Author: Ginny Moore
Author: Peter Wilson
Author: Alison Holmes
Author: Peter Hoffman
Author: Chris Smith
Author: Beryl Oppenheim
Author: Julian Parkhill
Author: Neil Woodford
Author: Julie Robotham
Author: Claire Kidgell
Author: Martin Anyim
Author: Gabriella Gilkes
Author: Dawn Field
Author: Josh Quick
Author: Tony Pickering
Author: Benjamin C. Kirkup
Author: Jack Gilbert

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