The Univeristy of Melbourne The Royal Melbourne Hopspital

A joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital


Research Projects

Project: Towards an understanding of last-resort antimicrobial resistance in hospital superbugs

Howden Group

This project will uncover how widespread resistance to last-resort antimicrobials is within the hospital superbug vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE) and define at the molecular level the major mechanisms of last-resort antimicrobial resistance. The project will involve a combination of techniques including in silico analyses of large genomic datasets, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, molecular microbiology techniques and murine models of infectious disease.

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Project Supervisor

Dr Glen Carter

Project Co-supervisor

Professor Ben Howden

Ms Lucy Li

Project availability
Master of Biomedical Science

Howden Group

5 vacancies

Antimicrobial Resistance
Bacterial and Parasitic Infections
Cross Cutting Disciplines
Global Health
Indigenous Health

Our research uses genomics, molecular biology, epidemiology and clinical studies to address a broad range of issues related to invasive bacterial diseases in humans, including antimicrobial-resistant and hospital-associated pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecium, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli.