Event Title

Research for a New Antibiotic

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

28-4-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

28-4-2017 2:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

My research is important because it will possibly solve the problem of antibiotic resistance. This research is a stepping stone to solving a problem that has been a mystery to many scientists and medical professionals for years. The project I am working on is finding a sample of soil with bacteria samples that could possibly be candidates to kill the antibiotic resistant bacteria such as: E. Coli, Staph, Enterobacter, etc. Part of my project is putting potential candidates up against the antibiotic resistant bacteria and waiting to see which ones work in killing the pathogen, then making a streak plate to purify the candidate for future use. Those candidates will be used in future endeavors to solve the antibiotic resistant problem by making them into antibiotics. I have found so far that I have two potential candidates that kill off some of these antibiotic resistant bacteria. The two candidates seem to be working against Staphyloccocous and E. Coli. This is important because those two seem to be the most common pathogens that humans contract and have a hard time getting rid of them. I hope that one day my candidates could save many lives and be a step forward into breaking the antibiotic resistant streak.

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The faculty supervisor on this project is Heather Seitz, Biology.

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Apr 28th, 1:00 PM Apr 28th, 2:45 PM

Research for a New Antibiotic

CoLab, OCB 100

My research is important because it will possibly solve the problem of antibiotic resistance. This research is a stepping stone to solving a problem that has been a mystery to many scientists and medical professionals for years. The project I am working on is finding a sample of soil with bacteria samples that could possibly be candidates to kill the antibiotic resistant bacteria such as: E. Coli, Staph, Enterobacter, etc. Part of my project is putting potential candidates up against the antibiotic resistant bacteria and waiting to see which ones work in killing the pathogen, then making a streak plate to purify the candidate for future use. Those candidates will be used in future endeavors to solve the antibiotic resistant problem by making them into antibiotics. I have found so far that I have two potential candidates that kill off some of these antibiotic resistant bacteria. The two candidates seem to be working against Staphyloccocous and E. Coli. This is important because those two seem to be the most common pathogens that humans contract and have a hard time getting rid of them. I hope that one day my candidates could save many lives and be a step forward into breaking the antibiotic resistant streak.