October Webinar

Monitoring antibiotic resistance: How to get started

Tuesday, 26 October 2021
16:00 - 17:30 (EEST/UTC +3)

Resistomap's autumn webinar series aims to increase awareness of antibiotic resistance by showcasing research and projects on various environments. Due to popular demand, this month’s webinar will be different as we shift into a practical focus with the topic: “Monitoring antibiotic resistance: How to get started". 

Throughout the past webinars, we have received many inquiries about the specific steps for using our service. This month we will put it all together and go into the details and specifics on how exactly to get started with monitoring antibiotic resistance with Resistomap. 

Following a step-by-step checklist, members of our lab and development will stream live from our laboratory in Helsinki and explain the whole process, starting from how to fill out the forms from the customer’s side to the operational procedures in the lab, demonstrating how and why all steps in the service are necessary and connected. There will also be an introduction and a brief tutorial on how to use and access the reports via the interactive dashboard, ResistApp.

Throughout the webinar, there will be possibilities to ask questions and we will do our best to answer as many as we can.


Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in water environment and wastewater in Vietnam

Ikuro Kasuga

University of Tokyo, Japan


Hoang Huy Tran

National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), Vietnam


Dr. Tânia Caetano

University of Aveiro, Portugal

James M. Tiedje is University Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, and is Director of the Center for Microbial Ecology at Michigan State University. He received his B.S. degree from Iowa State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. His research focuses on microbial ecology, physiology and diversity, especially regarding the nitrogen cycle, biodegradation of environmental pollutants and use of molecular methods to understand microbial community structure and function. His group has discovered several microbes that biodegrade chlorinated pollutants and is using genomics to better understand microbial functions in their environment. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of Applied and Environmental Microbiology and Editor of Microbial and Molecular Biology Reviews. He has over 500 refereed publications including seven in Science and Nature. He shared the 1992 Finley Prize from UNESCO for research contributions in microbiology of international significance, is Fellow of the AAAS (The American Association for the Advancement of Science), the American Academy of Microbiology, and the Soil Science Society of America, and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He was President of the American Society for Microbiology and the International Society for Microbial Ecology.

Dr. Windi Muziasari has gained years of experience and the know-how to monitor antibiotic resistance from environmental samples such as wastewater, rivers, lakes, soils and manure using a high-throughput gene profiling during her PhD and PostDoc at the University of Helsinki. She wanted other researchers at universities, research institutions and hospitals to gain easy access to this technology and that was why she moved from academia to entrepreneurship by founding Resistomap in 2018. Resistomap is the first company in the world to commercialize antibiotic resistance monitoring service in the environment. Headquartered in Helsinki, Resistomap's mission is to mitigate the spread of antibiotic resistance by providing robust tools for monitoring. Resistomap combines the molecular genetics method and data science to provide a service for antibiotic resistance monitoring comprehensively and fast. Currently Resistomap has served over 90 projects from 24 countries.

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