Event Title

Novel bacteria found in suburban area

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

28-4-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

28-4-2017 2:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

In our laboratory the main goal is to find antibiotics that perform by killing the ESKAPE pathogen. Finding antibiotics is very important as it help fight against microorganism. The more we use antibiotic the resistant the microorganism become against it, so it very important that we find new ways to fight them. Also, doing this experiment shows students how some of the antibiotics are discovered and then shown the process of creating a usable amount in clinical trials. We test each of our bacteria against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus epidermids, Mycobacterium smegmatis, Bacillus subtilis, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas putida, Micrococcus luteus, and Enterococcus faecalis. The data I’ve collected has resulted in me using my bacteria cell 2,3,4,5,10 labeled and recorded in my lab notebook. I have chosen my candidate 4 as it grows red and has a different growth from the rest of my overall candidates. Candidate 4 stop growth in Staphylococcus epidermidis, Mycobacterium smegmatis, Bacillus Subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis. After we find out which of our bacteria performs accordingly, we can then further narrow down what antibiotic we have discovered or if we have found a new antibiotic. To reiterate once more importance of this experiment is to find new antibiotics, this process is already use clinically to find antibiotics. But it gives us hands on experience on how researches discover new antibiotics. As well as the importance of data collection and scribing data accurately to be able to reproduce the results.

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

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Novel bacteria found in suburban area

CoLab, OCB 100

In our laboratory the main goal is to find antibiotics that perform by killing the ESKAPE pathogen. Finding antibiotics is very important as it help fight against microorganism. The more we use antibiotic the resistant the microorganism become against it, so it very important that we find new ways to fight them. Also, doing this experiment shows students how some of the antibiotics are discovered and then shown the process of creating a usable amount in clinical trials. We test each of our bacteria against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus epidermids, Mycobacterium smegmatis, Bacillus subtilis, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas putida, Micrococcus luteus, and Enterococcus faecalis. The data I’ve collected has resulted in me using my bacteria cell 2,3,4,5,10 labeled and recorded in my lab notebook. I have chosen my candidate 4 as it grows red and has a different growth from the rest of my overall candidates. Candidate 4 stop growth in Staphylococcus epidermidis, Mycobacterium smegmatis, Bacillus Subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis. After we find out which of our bacteria performs accordingly, we can then further narrow down what antibiotic we have discovered or if we have found a new antibiotic. To reiterate once more importance of this experiment is to find new antibiotics, this process is already use clinically to find antibiotics. But it gives us hands on experience on how researches discover new antibiotics. As well as the importance of data collection and scribing data accurately to be able to reproduce the results.