Four research projects conducted by five Polish teams have been awarded funding in the transnational call One Health interventions to prevent or reduce the development and transmission of AMR launched by the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance.
The call was launched in January 2021, within the framework of the ERA-NET JPIAMR-ACTION, and was supported by 30 research funding organisations from 21 countries, including the National Science Centre, and by the European Commission. Using a One Health approach, the call aimed to
- understand the impact of interventions on the development and transmission of antibiotic resistance, and to
- design, implement, evaluate, and compare interventions reducing the development and transmission of antibiotic resistance.
109 proposals were submitted to the call, out of which 19 projects involving 114 partners from 35 different countries have been recommended for funding. The total funding amount is 25,6 M€.
The following projects involving Polish research teams were awarded in the JPIAMR-ACTION Call 2021:
ENVIRE Interventions to control the dynamics of antimicrobial resistance from chickens through the environment.
Applicant: Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. Polish Principal Investigator: dr inż. Marta Kuźmińska-Bajor. The project will involve research teams from France, Germany, Lithuania, and Tunisia.
ICONIC Ionophore coccidiostats: risk of CO-selectioN of antImicrobial resistance – Clinical impact and intervention strategies.
Applicant: National Veterinary Research Institute in Puławy. Polish Principal Investigator: dr Jowita Samanta Niczyporuk. The project will involve research teams from France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Norway.
PhageLand Phage treatment and wetland technology as intervention strategy to prevent dissemination of antibiotic resistance in surface waters.
Applicants: Warsaw University of Life Sciences and University of Warsaw. Polish Principal Investigator: dr Małgorzata Dorota Grzesiuk-Bieniek (WULS). The project will involve research teams from Belgium, Moldova, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
STARS-TAP Specific Targeting of Antimicrobial Resistant Strains in situ using Targeted-Antibacterial-Plasmids. Applicant: Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation – State Research Institute in Puławy. Polish Principal Investigator: dr Anna Marzec-Grządziel. The project will involve research teams from Belgium, and France.
The implementation of research projects funded within the call will start in early 2021.
More information and the full list of the projects recommended for funding are available on the JPIAMR website.