Event Title

How I Met Your Microbe

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

28-4-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

28-4-2017 2:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

How I Met Your Microbe is a research project centered in the study of the many characteristics of a microorganism found in a dirt sample from the base of a tree in a natural reserve in Stanley, Kansas. The name of this microorganism is AO1 which stands for Adopted Organism 1, and although its colonies appear to be small and of irregular margins, it seems to be able to successfully inhibit filamentous organisms such as Bacillus megaterium. The purpose of this research is to discover if AO1 can inhibit other organisms besides those of filamentous nature (particularly the safe relatives of the ESKAPE pathogens) because if that’s the case then it can be tested and used as a resource in the future for further research and development of new antibiotics, which is really important because then this organism might be able to aid in the treatment of a series of different diseases that are difficult to approach in the present time due to the increase of antibiotic resistant pathogens.

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

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How I Met Your Microbe

CoLab, OCB 100

How I Met Your Microbe is a research project centered in the study of the many characteristics of a microorganism found in a dirt sample from the base of a tree in a natural reserve in Stanley, Kansas. The name of this microorganism is AO1 which stands for Adopted Organism 1, and although its colonies appear to be small and of irregular margins, it seems to be able to successfully inhibit filamentous organisms such as Bacillus megaterium. The purpose of this research is to discover if AO1 can inhibit other organisms besides those of filamentous nature (particularly the safe relatives of the ESKAPE pathogens) because if that’s the case then it can be tested and used as a resource in the future for further research and development of new antibiotics, which is really important because then this organism might be able to aid in the treatment of a series of different diseases that are difficult to approach in the present time due to the increase of antibiotic resistant pathogens.