Jegak Seo is a 4th year PhD student in Environmental Engineering at UCL and the Principal Investigator for the collaborative research project between UCL and the Institution of Healthcare Engineering-Royal Free Hospital UCL (IHE-RFH UCL). His research background lies in aquatic toxicology, where he estimates the toxicity of residual pharmaceutical residues in aquatic environments.
Currently, his PhD research is on assessing the risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) development through dietary habits. He employs the Hollow Fibre Infection Model to investigate the role of antibiotic residues in food products within the UK in this process. Furthermore, his research scope extends to examining the risk of AMR development related to in-patients’ dietary habits in hospital environments at the Royal Free Hospital.