Antibiotic Resistance and Mobile Elements Group

ARMEG is a recently established group founded by the Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Unit, School of Medicine (Liverpool Clinical School), University of Western Sydney.

Strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are a major cause of hospital-acquired infections around the world and are an emerging cause of infections in the wider community. In an attempt to address this global healthcare issue the laboratory's research program focuses predominantly on various aspects of this important human pathogen.

The groups' current research areas include MRSA ST239 genome evolution, Staphylococcal multiresistance plasmids, community MRSA in South West Sydney, biofilms, mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in clinically-important bacteria as we all as Infection prevention and control of multiresistant bacteria.

Group Leader:
Professor Iain Gosbell
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Group Leader:
Dr Slade Jensen
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