One Health Month - January 2020

To mark One Health Month we’re looking at some of the research projects taking place in the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine that focus on the health and well-being of humans, animals and the environment.  Our researchers collaborate with colleagues in UCD, across Ireland and internationally to help deliver improved health for all.  For more on One Health UCD, please see:

UCD Squared - Resistome Project

Do we carry antibiotic resistance genes in our noses and for how long?  This is one of the questions Associate Professor Nola Leonard and colleagues are examining in the UCD Squared - Resistome Project with the University of California, Davis Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a hugely complex One Health problem - find out more about this important research below.

The Truth About Ticks

Climate and environmental change can influence the global distribution of many disease vectors.  Dr Annetta Zintl investigates the distribution of ticks and tick-borne pathogens in Ireland, and their importance for human and animal health.  Read more here: The Truth About Ticks

TB: Unravelling the Secrets of a Bacterial Killer

Professor Stephen Gordon (UCD School of Veterinary Medicine) and Professor David MacHugh (UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science) are applying powerful new genomic technologies to understand the bacteria that cause TB in cattle and humans in a bid to reduce the burden of disease.  Read more here: TB: Unravelling the Secrets of a Bacterial Killer