Challenges of using phages in the veterinary world: My learning curve
26th of May 2021, 18:00-20:00 hrs Kenyan time
Dr. Arshnee Moodley
Position: Associate Professor, Veterinary Clinical Microbiology, University of Copenhagen.
Currently in Kenya: Team leader, Antimicrobial resistance at the CGIAR AMR hub.
Arshnee lead's the CGIAR AMR Hub that was launched in 2019, with the aim to support efforts to mitigate the risks of agricultural associated antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in low- and middle- income countries working within a One Health framework. She is a microbiologist with a PhD in antimicrobial resistance and zoonosis from the University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark. She joined the International Livestock Research Institute from the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at UCPH, Denmark, where she has been an Associate Professor in AMR, AMR research group leader, head of the PhD graduate program Molecular Bacteriology and Infection and was responsible for the NGS services at the section. She was heavily involved in Antibiophage, an EU funded project to develop and test a bacteriophage cocktail to treat colibacillosis in poultry. At UCPH, she was part of a team that developed eight cocktails, which in December 2019 tested two for their in vivo efficacy. She also has vast knowledge on other stubborn bacteria that affect different animals and how phages may play a part in tackling AMR in her experience.