Event Title

The Characterization of 5MATI Bacteria

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

28-4-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

28-4-2017 2:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

One of the most serious problems that faces the global health of all people is the availability of effective antibiotics. Antibiotics are antimicrobial drugs that are used to treat and prevent bacterial infection spread. The effectiveness of our current supply of antibiotics is diminishing due to the growth antibiotic resistance and the lack of development of new antibiotics. The purpose of our research is to gather new soil samples that may lead to the discovery of new bacteria that resist some of the most serious pathogens that have developed strong antibiotic resistance. The use of soil samples is pertinent because the majority of antibiotics derive from soil bacteria or fungi. Through utilization of the Cavalier Method of Proof Plating from candidates, a potential candidate was discovered named 5MATI, due to its exhibition of resistance to M. Smegmatus. Our research will further identify the antibiotic qualities of 5MATI, and be piled into a database for further exploration of its untapped potential as a future antibiotic to help combat the health crisis that lies in the world today as the spread of antibiotic resistance is growing rapidly. This will hopefully become a new candidate that can lend to further development of new antibiotics that do not display the resistance of the pharmaceutical antibiotics that are available on the market today.

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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

The Characterization of 5MATI Bacteria

CoLab, OCB 100

One of the most serious problems that faces the global health of all people is the availability of effective antibiotics. Antibiotics are antimicrobial drugs that are used to treat and prevent bacterial infection spread. The effectiveness of our current supply of antibiotics is diminishing due to the growth antibiotic resistance and the lack of development of new antibiotics. The purpose of our research is to gather new soil samples that may lead to the discovery of new bacteria that resist some of the most serious pathogens that have developed strong antibiotic resistance. The use of soil samples is pertinent because the majority of antibiotics derive from soil bacteria or fungi. Through utilization of the Cavalier Method of Proof Plating from candidates, a potential candidate was discovered named 5MATI, due to its exhibition of resistance to M. Smegmatus. Our research will further identify the antibiotic qualities of 5MATI, and be piled into a database for further exploration of its untapped potential as a future antibiotic to help combat the health crisis that lies in the world today as the spread of antibiotic resistance is growing rapidly. This will hopefully become a new candidate that can lend to further development of new antibiotics that do not display the resistance of the pharmaceutical antibiotics that are available on the market today.