The Centre of Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF), of the Faculty of Biotechnology in Porto, is among the research unitswith the highest impact worldwide in the environmental dimensions of antibiotic resistance
In a study that evaluated the activity and impact of research conducted on this topic worldwide between 2000 and 2019, published in the magazine Global Health Research and Policy, based on the number, evolution and citation index of scientific publications, CBQF ranks 3rd in the top 10 most cited institutions.
In the list of the 10 most cited institutions, five are from China, one from Canada, two from the United States of America and two from Portugal: Católica in Porto in the 3rd position and the University of Porto in 8th. In this study, the number of publications, expressed by gross domestic product per capita, placed Portugal in the 9th position, preceded by China, United States of America, India, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Spain, Brazil and followed by France.
Since 2004, CBQF has been conducting research in the fields of bacterial ecology and has focused on finding solutions ranging from water treatment to environmental epidemiological surveillance approaches.
According with the abstract of the paper “Bibliometric analysis of global research output on antimicrobial resistance in the environment (2000–2019)” abstract: “Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health threat that requires a “One Health” approach. Of the One Health triad, the environmental component is the most dynamic and most neglected. Therefore, the objective of the current study was to assess and analyze global research activity on AMR in the environment.”