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Deciphering the AMR and hypervirulence in Klebsiella pneumoniae infections
Principal Investigator / Affiliation Yohei Doi (Professor of Medicine) / Fujita Health University flag Japan Japan
Christian Francisco (Research Faculty/Consultant) / University of the Philippines flag Philippines Philippines
Janet Lee (Professor of Medicine) / Washington University flag USA USA
Year Adopted 2022
Research Period 3 years
General Description of the Research Project This tripartite cooperative research project aims to elucidate antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and hypervirulence (HV) of Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) infections in the Philippines and Japan. The overarching hypotheses are that HV strains cause infections with distinct clinical features in the two countries, and that acquisition of AMR adversely affects patient outcome. We will address these hypotheses through prospective patient cohorts supported by microbiology, genomics and virulence studies. Furthermore, we will develop a PCR-based typing method that simultaneously identifies AMR and HV
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Principal Investigator / Country of Research Team
Photo Yohei Doi

Yohei Doi

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Photo Christian Francisco

Christian Francisco

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the Philippines
Photo Janet Lee

Janet Lee

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the United States