Dr Sara Burgess is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Hopkirk Research Institute with Massey University and AgResearch. Her current research interests are in antimicrobial resistance spread between humans, animals and the environment. Other interests include Bacilli and Clostridia sporulation, germination and biofilm formation. In addition, she is a member of the NZ-China Milk Quality and Safety Steering Group. Previously she worked as a Research Scientist at the Fonterra Research and Development Centre, with a focus on biofilm formation in milk processing plants.