Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in the Atmospheric Environment

National Health and Medical Research Council

This project aims to collect air samples from several farms and other locations within Queensland using air sampling methods, with a particular focus on areas where bio-stimulants are used. The goal is to detect the abundance levels, expression differences, and distribution patterns of antibiotic resistance genes in these locations and analyse the spread of these resistance genes and their potential impact on the surrounding environment, animals, and people. 

Project members

Naixiang Zhai

PhD Candidate

Prof Kevin Thomas

QAEHS Director
and Theme Leader, Environmental Health Toxicology

Dr Jake O’Brien

Senior Research Fellow