UNDERSTANDING THE MECHANISMS OF GASTROINTESTINAL COLONISATION WITH VANCOMYCIN-RESISTANT ENTEROCOCCUS FAECIUM (VRE)
Grant number: 1160745 | Funding period: 2019 - 2022
This project will use state-of-the-art molecular biology to understand how the superbug vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) colonises patients and spreads in hospitals. The work will identify new targets to allow development of approaches to reduce the burden of VRE in Australian hospitals.
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Daptomycin Resistance Occurs Predominantly in vanA-Type Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium in Australasia and Is Associated With Heterogeneous and Novel Mutations
Lucy Li, Charlie Higgs, Adrianna M Turner, Yi Nong, Claire L Gorrie, Norelle L Sherry, Kristin H Dyet, Torsten Seemann, Deborah A Williamson, Timothy P Stinear, Benjamin P Howden, Glen P Carter
Healthcare associated infections caused by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) have a major impact on health outcome..