A report released today outlines the challenges Australia and the world must overcome to avoid being thrust back into a pre-antimicrobial age where simple infections are deadly, and some surgeries are too risky to perform.

Climate change to make superbugs worse

A report released today outlines the challenges Australia and the world must overcome to avoid being thrust back into a pre-antimicrobial age where simple infections are deadly, and some surgeries are too risky to perform. The risk of superbugs in Australia is growing. Read More
Antibiotic residues in wastewater and wastewater treatment plants in the regions around China and India risk contributing to antibiotic resistance, and the drinking water may threaten human health

Antibiotic residues in water a threat to human health

Antibiotic residues in wastewater and wastewater treatment plants in the regions around China and India risk contributing to antibiotic resistance, and the drinking water may threaten human health, according to a comprehensive analysis from Karolinska Institutet published in The Lancet Planetary Health. The researchers also determined the relative contribution of various sources of antibiotic contamination in waterways, such as hospitals, municipals, livestock, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Read More
Associate Professor Qilin Wang is an ARC Future Fellow and winner of the 2020 Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher for his work on a technology that could turn wastewater treatment plants into carbon-neutral energy generators.

Wastewater treatment plants to turn waste to energy

Associate Professor Qilin Wang is an ARC Future Fellow and winner of the 2020 Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher. He was rewarded for his work on a technology that could turn wastewater treatment plants into carbon-neutral energy generators. Read More