IMDEA Water participates in a workshop to map the lifecycle of antibiotics in Southeast Asia

Published On: October 3, 2016

Workshop took place at the National University of Singapore

Dr. Andreu Rico, from the Ecotoxicology group of IMDEA Water, attended the workshop ‘Mapping the Lifecycle of Antibiotics in Southeast Asia’, which took place between the 14th and 15th of September 2016 at the National University of Singapore.

The workshop was hosted by the U.S. Department of State with support from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). The workshop offered a forum for about 50 scientists and technical experts primarily from the countries of the Lower Mekong to collaborate in the development of a novel venture—mapping the chemical lifecycle of antibiotics—to empower domestic action by all countries to evaluate and combat antibiotic resistance.

The discussions during the workshop helped to set the groundwork for a “how-to” manual for lifecycle mapping of antibiotics in low resource, low infrastructure settings; and yielded innovative solutions in data collection and analysis, including the use of citizen science. 


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