Event Title

SWI Antibiotic Research Project

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

28-4-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

28-4-2017 2:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

As the use of antibiotics has increased since their earliest production, so has the number of antibiotic resistant bacteria over the decades. Because of the great need for new antibiotics that will not be resisted by evolving pathogens, studies are being conducted using all types of methods across the globe. One of the most valued sources leading to the discovery of Eskape Pathogen resistant antibiotics is the culturing of new species found in soil. This project is based on the experimentation of a soil sample from Lawrence, KS, that was serially diluted to find what is suspected to be a new form of bacterial culture. Through initial testing, the experimental culture known as ERP5G63, has shown to inhibit some of the Eskape pathogen relatives. This culture will continue to be tested against pathogens and other bacteria in hopes that it might lead to the discovery of a new and useful antibiotic.

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The faculty supervisor on this project is Jamie Cunningham, Biology.

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SWI Antibiotic Research Project

CoLab, OCB 100

As the use of antibiotics has increased since their earliest production, so has the number of antibiotic resistant bacteria over the decades. Because of the great need for new antibiotics that will not be resisted by evolving pathogens, studies are being conducted using all types of methods across the globe. One of the most valued sources leading to the discovery of Eskape Pathogen resistant antibiotics is the culturing of new species found in soil. This project is based on the experimentation of a soil sample from Lawrence, KS, that was serially diluted to find what is suspected to be a new form of bacterial culture. Through initial testing, the experimental culture known as ERP5G63, has shown to inhibit some of the Eskape pathogen relatives. This culture will continue to be tested against pathogens and other bacteria in hopes that it might lead to the discovery of a new and useful antibiotic.