Citizen Science: Help Us Test for Antifungal Resistance in the Air at Home & Work

As part of her PhD project, titled “Environmental drivers of azole-resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus and its relevance to human health”, Jennifer Shelton is conducting a UK-wide survey to determine background levels of Aspergillus fumigatus spores, and then testing them for resistance to azole fungicide drugs.

So far she’s run 3 citizen science projects, asking for volunteers around the country to sample the air in their area for A. fumigatus spores. The equipment is posted to volunteers, and all they need to do is leave air samplers sticky-side-up on a ground floor windowsill in two different locations.

To read more about the project or find out about getting involved yourself have a look at this blog post, or check out Jennifer’s Twitter account for updates.

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