About this Research Topic
- The importance of the diversity of the microbiome in humans, animals, soil, water
- How to monitor and preserve microbial diversity
- The decreasing diversity of human microbiome, effects on the immune system and health
- What we know about the microbial diversity of soil and water
- How microorganisms contribute to mitigate climate change and planetary pollution
- Microorganisms remove atmospheric carbon dioxide and contribute to mitigate climate change
- Microorganisms to clean wastewater, degrading plastics
- Fixing nitrogen and sparing chemical fertilizers, biofuel production
- Antimicrobial resistance and the development of sustainable solutions
- Alternatives to broad-spectrum antibiotics for human health, such as vaccines, antibodies, phages, CRSPR-Cas treatments
- Alternatives to antibiotics for animal farming such as (cows, chicken, fish)
- One health approaches
- Spillover events from the wild or animal farming
- The need of global open cooperation
- The future of antimicrobial agents: Share your thoughts on minimizing the widespread use of broadly acting antimicrobial agents while promoting the development and application of targeted vaccines and sustainable therapeutic treatments.
- Sustainable agriculture and antibiotic use: Provide your perspective on reducing the global overuse of antibiotics in agriculture, addressing the emergence of antibiotic-resistant superbugs through responsible agricultural practices.
- Microbes and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Express your opinions on embracing the objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and seeking and supporting solutions that promote a healthy planet while preserving microbial diversity.
Through this special Research Topic, we aim to facilitate an open and inclusive dialogue among researchers, fostering a deeper understanding of the significance of microbes for both society and the planet. Your contributions will help shed light on sustainable solutions and strategies that can maximize global well-being while safeguarding microbial life.
Together, let us work towards preserving microbial diversity and securing a sustainable future for our planet.
Keywords: Opinions, Microbial diversity, Infectious diseases, Sustainable solutions, Antibiotic resistance, UN Sustainable Development Goals
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