The Acinetobacter baumannii website (Ab-web): a multidisciplinary knowledge hub, communication platform, and workspace

Nabil Karah, Valeria Mateo-Estrada, Santiago Castillo-Ramirez, Paul G. Higgins, Benjamin Havenga, Wesaal Khan, Sara Domingues, Gabriela Jorge Da Silva, Laurent Poirel, Patrice Nordmann, Cecilia Ambrosi, Chaoying Ma, Siobhán McClean, María Paula Quiroga, Verónica E. Alvarez, Daniela Centron, Raffaele Zarrilli, Johanna J. Kenyon, Thomas A. Russo, Benjamin A. EvansAndrés Opazo-Capurro, Rayane Rafei, Monzer Hamze, Ziad Daoud, Irfan Ahmad, Philip N. Rather, Ruth M. Hall, Gottfried Wilharm, Bernt Eric Uhlin

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Abstract

Acinetobacter baumannii is a Gram-negative bacterium increasingly implicated in hospital-acquired infections and outbreaks. Effective prevention and control of such infections are commonly challenged by the frequent emergence of multidrug-resistant strains. Here we introduce Ab-web (https://www.acinetobacterbaumannii.no), the first online platform for sharing expertise on A. baumannii. Ab-web is a species-centric knowledge hub, initially with ten articles organized into two main sections, ‘Overview’ and ‘Topics’, and three themes, ‘epidemiology’, ‘antibiotic resistance’, and ‘virulence’. The ‘workspace’ section provides a spot for colleagues to collaborate, build, and manage joint projects. Ab-web is a community-driven initiative amenable to constructive feedback and new ideas.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberxtad009
JournalFEMS Microbes
Volume4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2023

Keywords

  • antimicrobial resistance
  • clinical microbiology
  • mobile genetic elements
  • molecular epidemiology
  • online educational platform
  • virulence

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