R-GNOSIS is coordinated by Marc Bonten (UMC Utrecht) and brings together a multidisciplinary team with complementary expertise of clinicians, microbiologists and epidemiologists, infectious disease specialists, caregivers in inpatient care and mathematical modellers. The R-GNOSIS consortium is made of 19 partners from 9 countries which include United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland and Israel.
Charité University Medicine Berlin (CUB) is a university hospitals with 3,200 beds and all medical specialties represented. Infection research is one of its research priorities. The Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine is in charge for all aspects of infections control at Charité. It also serves as National Reference Centre for Surveillance of Nosocomial Infections and has established the national nosocomial infection surveillance system KISS (KISS= Krankenhaus-Infektions-Surveillance-System) with surveillance activities in various risk groups in a total of 900 hospitals (since 1997) and the SARI project (SARI= Surveillance of antibiotic usage and resistance in ICUs) with 90 ICUs providing data (since 2000). In addition the institute is coordinating the German national hand hygiene campaign with more than 600 hospitals participating (since 2008). The institute includes 16 researches, most of them involved in antimicrobial resistance activities. The institute is in charge of WP3 of the EU funded PROHIBIT project and performs the ECDC funded projects “Concordance study” and “Review of peri-operative antibiotic prophylaxis”.
|Petra Gastmeier, MD, is professor of hygiene, head of the Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine and head of the National Reference Centre for Surveillance of Nosocomial Infections. She has extensive experience in hospital epidemiology and surveillance as well as in evidence based infection prevention including antimicrobial resistance. On these issues, she has published more than 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals.|
|Sonja Hansen, MD, MPH, is a hospital epidemiologist, involved in national and international surveillance activities, currently responsible for the first pan-European Survey on Infection Control (PROHIBIT WP3).|
|Friederike Maechler, MD, is currently responsible for the infection control department of the Charité.|