Blog post

How to start monitoring antibiotic resistance

Resistomap Team
December 21, 2021

Resistomap's autumn webinar series has been focused on increasing awareness of antibiotic resistance by showcasing research and projects in various environments. Due to popular demand, we shifted towards a more practical focus this time around with the topic: “Monitoring antibiotic resistance: How to get started".

Throughout the past webinars we received many inquiries about the specific steps for using our service. This month we address all the questions by going into the details and specifics on how exactly to get started with monitoring antibiotic resistance using Resistomap.

Following a step-by-step checklist, our lab team streamed live from our laboratory in Helsinki and explained the whole process from receiving samples to accessing the results on the ResistApp dashboard.

Webinar content:

Getting ready:

Services provided by Resistomap
Experimental design (Customising the service to fit your objective, timeline, and budget)
Required legalities (Documents and agreements, getting a quote, billing procedures)

Preparing the samples:

Selecting antibiotic resistance genes to be analysed
Sample specifics and advice (organising, quantities & qualities, packaging, and shipping)
Tips on using dry ice
Preview of ResistApp dashboard

Our lab process:

Handling samples
DNA extraction (automated by QIAcube)
Measuring concentrations
Primer storage and customisation
SmartChip qPCR

Towards the end of the webinar, there was a Q&A session where participants could ask more additional questions about Resistomap’s laboratory and analysis service.

If you would like to review the webinar discussed here for yourself, a recording is available here!

Resistomap Team

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