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For the past two years the National Environment Research Council (NERC) has been running a multi-disciplinary research programme entitled “Antimicrobial resistant in the real world”. One of the projects is being led by Professor Fiona Henriquez of the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) in conjunction with colleagues at the University of Strathclyde entitled "Genes of past, present and future: does legacy pollution contribute to antibiotic resistance in industrialised estuaries?".
In April 2018, UWS held the a research group meeting of different NERC AMR projects. Delegates were from Health Protection Scotland, SEPA, UK-wide institutions as well as Prof Dame Anne Glover, former Chief Scientist to the European Commission. Currently we know that AMR is linked to the whole environment however, within that, it is an incredibly complex picture and there are links to agriculture (e.g. farming and husbandry practices), pollution (PTEs and PAHs), wastewater treatment works and the use of antibiotics.