Why has antimicrobial resistance become more important over the last few years? Which is the responsibility of animal production? Is it possible to transfer antimicrobial resistance from animals to humans and vice versa? Can meat contain resistance even without having antimicrobial residues?
Complutense University in Madrid. Spain
Prof. Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, DVM, PhD Professor of Animal Health at the Veterinary Faculty in the Complutense University in Madrid, and Adjunct Professor of Biotechnology at the University for Development Studies in Ghana. He gained his DVM in 1996 and his european PhD in 2001. After his Postdoc at the Pasteur Institute in Paris he received a Ramon y Cajal tenure-track contract from the Spanish Ministry of Science to return to Spain. Currently he leads a group working on molecular microbiology and the ecology of antimicrobial resistance in Madrid. His research focuses on undertsanding the flux o antimicrobial resistance genes and platforms within and between animals, humans, food and the environment. In 2011 he was awarded the bianual Jaime Ferran Award from the Spanish Society for Microbiology. He is part of numerous Committees on Antimicrobial Resistance at National and International Institutions. He is the President of the Molecular Microbiology Group of the Spanish Society for Microbiology. His teaching activity is devoted to Microbiology in Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Food Science and Technology, Medicine and Biology.
Updated CV 09-May-2017
What is antimicrobial resistance? Can it be transmitted between different types of bacteria? Can the same bacteria be resistant to several antibiotics? Can resistance genes be ubiquitous? Can antimicrobial resistance be measured?