Project: JPIAMR Network for Integrating Microbial Sequencing and Platforms for Antimicrobial Resistance (Seq4AMR)

Acronym Seq4AMR (Reference Number: JPIAMR_2020_N002)
Duration 01/11/2020 - 31/10/2022
Project Topic Main Questions/Approach: How can we best identify and promote collaboration and implementation between AMR NGS stakeholders that link the individual fields of (new) NGS technologies, algorithms, quality standards, teaching/training and sequence databanks? Answer - By establishing an international and interdisciplinary OneHealth network of public and private experts to take the lead in identifying potential knowledge gaps and solutions. Further, by developing AMR NGS-dedicated quality and teaching/training materials. Finally, by promoting discussion and interactions between AMR NGS stakeholders and other working groups with cross-cutting priorities - including extensive use of JPIAMR VRI. Objectives: 1) Promote active collaboration between interdisciplinary OneHealth AMR NGS stakeholders 2) Identify knowledge gaps and provide solutions to current/future AMR NGS issues 3) Formulate recommendations on quality and quality materials 4) Educate AMR NGS stakeholders via interdisciplinary-directed AMR NGS teaching/training materials Activities: 1) Dedicated website and access to network materials 2) Face-to-face network meetings and regular teleconferences (in collaboration with other relevant JPIAMR working groups) 3) Open access publications and collation of a Seq4AMR Strategic Roadmap 4) Dedicated interdisciplinary Seq4AMR webinar(s) and course(s) 5) Dedicated Seq4AMR workshop at a relevant international meeting 6) Promotion of Seq4AMR and JPIAMR during conferences. Expected Results: 1) Establish new OneHealth AMR synergies between international and interdisciplinary experts for knowledge exchange, joint publications grant writing etc. 2) Identify current knowledge gaps and how to best fill these gaps 3) Formulate quality recommendations and access to materials 4) Develop new interdisciplinary AMR teaching/training/ materials 5) To publish a Seq4AMR Strategic Roadmap 6) To contribute and strengthen the activities of JPIAMR VRI
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Network JPI AMR
Call 10th Joint Call of JPIAMR

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Erasmus MC University Medical Center Coordinator Netherlands
2 Erasmus MC University Medical Center Observer Netherlands
3 University of Applied Sciences Leiden Observer Netherlands
4 East China Normal University Observer China
5 Orion Integrated Biosciences Inc. Observer United States
6 BioMérieux Observer France
7 Chalmers University of Technology Observer Sweden
8 University of Cambridge Observer United Kingdom
9 McMaster University Observer Canada
10 SmartGene GmbH Observer Switzerland
11 Leiden University Medical Centre Observer Netherlands
12 Ares Genetics GmbH Observer Austria
13 London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Observer United Kingdom
14 SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Observer Switzerland