The lab has received a Royal Society Research Grant on “defining the effect of the microbiota on antimicrobial resistance.” This grant will help the lab get a chronic infection Drosophilia melanogaster infection model established. This model has been used previously by other groups to study microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions in high-throughput; our work will build upon this to understand how antimicrobial resistance of an organism can be affected by its microbial neighbours in mixed microbial communities.

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