Dr. Andrea Parisi, the Australian National University
I was very fortunate to receive the AEA Early Career Travel Award which allowed me to travel to Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Vietnam for a period of three months (July – September 2018) and collaborate on a study investigating possible sources of antimicrobial resistance in humans. In this project, we analysed antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of nontyphoidal Salmonella (NTS) isolated from animals and humans, and conducted a molecular analysis of NTS isolates studying the distribution of the main antimicrobial resistance gene groups. The outcomes of the project will be soon submitted to a peer-reviewed journal as well as form a part of my thesis.
In addition, this visit has allowed me to perform some basic laboratory work following BSL2 laboratory induction training as well as take part in the activities occurring at OUCRU including several workshops and academic meetings. Overall, it was a great professional and personal experience which substantially contributed to the completion of my PhD and I believe that it was the commencement of a long-term collaboration between our institutions.
At OUCRU Colleague Day