Arina Apriyana

Quantifying Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Resistance Selective Chemicals In The River Almond Catchment Area – A Baseline For Risk Assessment And Intervention Targets

PhD aim:

  • To determine the prevalence, drivers and sources of AMR pollution in the River Almond.

PhD objectives:

  • Evaluate several phenotypic and genotypic bacterial surveillance markers to determine their suitability in environmental monitoring of AMR.
  • Quantify the abundance of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistant genes (ARG) at five sites (including sites with high and low anthropogenic pressure) on the River Almond using culture-dependent and culture-independent techniques.
  • Quantify the concentration of antibiotic resistance selective chemicals at each site and assess correlation with the abundance of ARB and ARG.
  • Determine the point and diffuse sources of contamination of antibiotic resistance in the environment using microbial source tracking and bacterial strain characterisation methods.

Contact details:
Email: arina.apriyana@napier.ac.uk
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/arinaapriyana
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1830-5721
Twitter: @arinayeah