By combining basic disciplines with veterinary clinical research, the VCR2 aims to enable the translation of new basic research results in the field of resistance research into diagnostic, therapeutic and hygienic measures with the goal of reducing resistant infectious organisms in veterinary medicine and ultimately in human medicine as well.
To achieve this, four research areas are being addressed at the VCR2, which are closely linked and methodologically directly dependent on each other. Main research topic 1 establishes the molecular basis for the intervention strategies to be developed in main research topic 2. The main research topic 2 focuses on reducing the use of anti-infectives within the framework of anti-infective stewardship, i.e. the use of anti-infectives on the basis of scientific evidence. Building on the research results obtained in main research topic 1 and 2, the translation into veterinary clinics and farms as well as into the veterinary public health will be carried out in main research topic 3 and 4. Here, the methods and measures developed in main research topic 1 and 2 for reducing resistance to antibiotics, disinfectants and antiparasitics are transferred into practice.