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INTPART grant to Petersen

Department of Oral Biology was recently awarded a significant grant to another project managed by Professor Fernanda Petersen.

Fernanda Petersen. Foto: ©OD, UiO/Per Gran.

Through the call for International Partnerships for Excellent Education, Research and Innovation (INTPART), Petersen and her colleagues at the Department of Oral Biology receive 4,5 million crowns (NOK) from the Norwegian Research Council. The grant is directed towards the research and educational project: «Enhancing world-class research and education in biofilm and antibiotic resistance by strengthening cooperation between Norway-Brazil-USA».

The project is a collaboration with Brazilian and American institutions. The main goal is to «create long-term and outstanding research education to address global commitments to reduce antibiotic use and to find innovative solutions to fight antimicrobial resistance».

International collaboration

– This project stems from a collaboration I have had through many years with Professor George Chen at Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, and Professor Don Morrison and Professor Michael Federle at University of Illionois at Chicago, in the USA, Petersen explains.

For several years she has also been in contact with Professor Jaime Cury and Assistant Professor Antonio Pedro Ricomini Filho at the University in Campinas-Piracicaba in Brazil.

– We have had many exchanges and visits in between us and I am delighted that we can now strengthen our collaboration and the research field through the Intpart program, she says.

Just a few weeks ago, it was announced that Petersen has also been awarded another large grant from the Norwegian Research Council for a research collaboration between the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and Oslo University Hospital, that aims to study antibiotic resistance among premature children in India and Norway.

 

 

 

 

Tags: INTPART, antibiotic resistance, Biofilm, grant, NFR By Hilde Zwaig Kolstad
Published Nov. 28, 2017 5:40 PM - Last modified Nov. 28, 2017 5:40 PM