Congratulations to One Health EJP PhD student Ingrid Cárdenas-Rey for her first publication in Animal Microbiome!
Ingrid works at Wageningen University & Research on PhD project VIMOGUT. Her project focuses on the major One Health issue of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) – a global threat to public and animal health.
Her project focuses on the major One Health issue of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) – a global threat to public and animal health. Her research studies the gut microbiota development of chickens to colonisation by antibiotic resistant bacteria – specifically extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing (ESBL) Escherichia coli. She is developing a chicken gut model (specifically from the caecum) to better understand ESBL gene flow and the effect of microbiota intervention strategies on ESBL E. coli colonisation.
Her publication described a study that used specific gene sequencing techniques to examine the caecal microbiota of developing broiler chickens colonised by ESBL E. coli. This paper points at the farm environment as a likely source for ESBLs – highlighting the importance of AMR prevention strategies for chicken farms.
Thanks to all co-authors for their contributions to this publication:
Cárdenas-Rey, I., Bello Gonzalez, T.d.J., van der Goot, J., Ceccarelli, D., Bouwhuis, G., Schillemans, D., Jurburg, S., Veldman, K., De Visser, A., and Brouwer, M. (2022) Succession in the caecal microbiota of developing broilers colonised by extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli. Animal Microbiome. 4, 51.
Read this research article here.