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The Action has determined potential test systems for the detection of antibiotics and antibiotic resistances and has jointly published these. Furthermore had the Action identified that one of the largest lack of expertise throughout the disciplines is the bioinformatic identification of antibiotic resistance gens as the Action has determined that this needs to be part of a future detection system. Cosnequently, the Action has performed two training schools, where a large number of early stage researchers has acquired this expertise. The development of the risk assessment is still in progress, but was already implemented into a joint proposal. Action members were leading in the formulation of two EU proposals, which unfortunatly were not funded, but the proposals assisted in identifying further gaps of knowledge. Furthermore, the Action had a joint workshop with the NORMAN network, which resulted in a joint special issue in Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Due to this workshop parts of the Action will be implemented in a future workgroup on wastetwater reuse of the Norman Network: European network on monitoring/biomonitoring CEC.
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I.A. COST Action Fact Sheet
COST Action TD0803 -Detecting evolutionary hot spots of antibiotic resistances in Europe
CSO Approval: 24/11/2008
End date: 22/09/2013
Entry into force: 24/02/2009
ObjectivesThe main objective of DARE is to identify and characterize environmental hot
spots for antimicrobial resistance emergence and spreading of antibiotics and
antibiotic resistance patterns, aiming at the development of measures to control
antibiotic resistance evolution.
Intentions to accept:
Intentions to accept the MoU
Prof. Thomas BERENDONK
TU DresdenZellescher Weg 01062 Dresden, Germany
Dr Ursula GUNDERT-REMY
DC Rapporteur of TD0803 BMBS Bundesinstitut fuer RisikobewertungThielallee 88-9214195 BerlinGermany
Prof. Marc DE LOOSE
DC Rapporteur of TD0803 FA Product Quality and InnovationTechnology and Food departmentInstitute fo Agricultural and Fisheries ResearchBurg. Van Gansberghelaan 1159820 MerelbekeBelgium
Dr Ladislav PETRUS
DC Rapporteur of TD0803 CMST Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Centre for GlycomicsDubravska cesta 984538 BratislavaSlovakia
Dr Ertan DURMUSOGLU
DC Rapporteur of TD0803 ESSEM University of KocaeliDepartment of Environmental Engineering41380 KocaeliTurkey