Study of Microplastic Biofilm-facilitated Transfer and Enrichment of Aquatic Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance in Hong Kong Waters, and Potential Mechanisms

Project: Research project

Project Details


This project aims to: 1) study the microplastic biofilms community composition in Hong Kong coastal water; 2) screen for antibiotic-resistant genes and pathogens within the microplastic biofilms to assess their ecological and health risks; and 3) investigate the mechanisms of enrichment and detachment of microplastics biofilm to inform the development of microplastic biofilm-based strategies for pollution reduction.

Funding Source: HKSAR Govt - Environmental and Conservation Fund (ECF)
StatusNot started
Effective start/end date01/11/2431/10/26


  • water quality
  • pollution control


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