A webinar on “Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance in One Health” was organized under DST TEC platform on 18 October 2021. The resource persons were Dr Patrick Sorgeloos, University of Ghent, Belgium and Dr Mathias Middleboe, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr Indrani Karunasagar, in her opening remarks explained the concept of one health and the increasing antimicrobial resistance in all the sectors. Prof. Dr Alka Kulkarni, Registrar Nitte (DU) explained the theme of the webinar and the need for organizing this important event with international experts. Dr Iddya Karunasagar introduced the speakers and described their immense contributions. Dr Mathias Middleboe spoke about mitigating AMR in European aquaculture. His experimental evidence involving phage coated surfaces that could prevent biofilm formation and the use of live feed to reduce the pathogen load is a major translation of research for field application of phages. Dr Patrick Sorgeloos spoke on microbial management as an alternative to antibiotics in aquaculture. He enlightened the audience about traditional and business aquaculture and summarized various phases in aquaculture using green technology. He also elaborated on how antibiotics usage was started in aquaculture, cautioned about the repercussions and explained the difference between R and K strategist.
Event Date : 2021-11-26
Venue : DST NU-TEC
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