Human and veterinary medicine

Occurrence of human-use antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in the aquatic environment (HUMABRA)
Prof. Dr. Walter Giger, EAWAG, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Ueberlandstrasse 133, 8600 Dübendorf

An interventional study to evaluate the impact of a rapid on-admission screening strategy in preventing nosocomial MRSA infection
PD Dr. Stephan Harbarth, Service Prévention et Contrôle de l’Infection, Direction médicale,
Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG), 24, rue Micheli-du-Crest, 1211 Genève 14

Antibiotic resistance genes in food: Molecular identification and transfer between micro-organisms (ABRFOOD)
Prof. Dr. Leo Meile, Institut für Lebensmittel- und Ernährungswissenschaften (ILW),
Labor für Lebensmittelbiotechnologie, ETHZ, Schmelzbergstrasse 7, 8092 Zürich

Sentinel surveillance of antibiotic resistance in Switzerland (SEARCH)
Prof. Dr. Kathrin Mühlemann, Institut für Infektionskrankheiten, Universität Bern, Friedbühlstrasse 51, 3010 Bern

Role of residual antibiotics in aquatic environments on selection and diffusion of bacterial resistances (RASDI)
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Peduzzi, Istituto Cantonale di Microbiologia, via Mirasole 22A, 6500 Bellinzona

Assessment of antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance in long-term care facilities
Prof. Dr. Christian Ruef, Spitalhygiene HAL 14C, Klinik für Infektionskrankheiten und Spitalhygiene, Universitätsspital Zürich, Rämistrasse 100, 8091 Zürich

Evolution of macrolide resistance of enterococci isolated from faeces of calves fed with antibiotic contaminated milk
Prof. Dr. Melchior Schällibaum, Agroscope Liebefeld-Posieux, Eidg. Forschungsanstalt für Nutztiere & Milchwirtschaft (ALP), Schwarzenburgstrasse 161, 3003 Bern

Induction and spread of antibiotic resistance in livestock
Dr. Christian Stamm, EAWAG, Das Wasserforschungs-Institut des ETH-Bereichs, Ueberlandstrasse 133, 8600 Dübendorf

Development of an optimal strategy for monitoring antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from food animals in Switzerland
Dr. Katharina Stärk Spallek, Bundesamt für Veterinärwesen (BVET), Schwarzenzenburgstrasse 161, 3003 Bern