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Training risk assessment in non-human antimicrobial usage
EC contribution
: € 1.582.182
: 48 months
Starting date
: 01/04/2005
Funding scheme
: Marie Curie - Early Stage Training
: public health risk, non-human use antimicrobials, food animal, resistance
Contract/Grant agreement number
: MEST-CT-2004-007819


TRAINAU is a multidisciplinary Early Stage Training site on identification, characterisation, and assessment of public health risks associated with non-human use of antimicrobials. TRAINAU brings together early-stage researchers with different backgroundsand provides them with the scientific and technological competences necessary to perform high-level research and obtain substantial progress in this field.

The Early Stage Training site builds on the experience gained in Denmark. The country has established a fully integrated surveillance program on antimicrobial usage and antimicrobial resistance in animals, food, and humans. The Early Stage Training site consists of inter-related research groups located at University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Sciences and Faculty of Pharmacy, Technical University of Denmark, National Food Institute and the national reference laboratory Statens Serum Institut. Faculty of Life Sciences is the co-ordinator institution.

The international dimension of TRAINAU is ensured through the strong networks of the host group with European universities, research institutions as well as with international organisations. Fellows will establish links across Europe, stimulating future international collaborations and producing positive effects on their future careers.

TRAINAU contributes to coordination of research training in the area of microbiological risk assessment and enables dissemination of principles and methods for surveillance of antimicrobial usage and resistance to other European countries. TRAINAU also contributes to reinforce the capacity of emerging research groups through enhancing the scientific capacities of the fellows.

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