Event Title

Antibiotic Candidates

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

28-4-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

28-4-2017 12:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Antibiotic research is an extremely important field of study because it is not as commonly researched anymore. Because pathogens have the ability to adapt and change so much, pharmaceutical companies cannot afford to pay for the research since the antibiotic may not be useful for very long. In my research I have looked for candidates that cause a zone of inhibition for the ESKAPE pathogens because these pathogens tend to be antibiotic resistant which makes companies less likely to research bacteria in order to find an antibiotic for them. My soil is important because it was very rich with lots of different kinds of bacteria, and produced candidates. Through a series of serial dilutions, patch plating, proof plating and streak plating I was able to weed out the best bacteria candidates. The candidates that I have are able to create zones of inhibition for Pseudomonas putita, E. coli, and Staphylococcus aureus. Because these candidates have done so well creating zones of inhibition I believe that they are extremely promising.

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

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Antibiotic Candidates

CoLab, OCB 100

Antibiotic research is an extremely important field of study because it is not as commonly researched anymore. Because pathogens have the ability to adapt and change so much, pharmaceutical companies cannot afford to pay for the research since the antibiotic may not be useful for very long. In my research I have looked for candidates that cause a zone of inhibition for the ESKAPE pathogens because these pathogens tend to be antibiotic resistant which makes companies less likely to research bacteria in order to find an antibiotic for them. My soil is important because it was very rich with lots of different kinds of bacteria, and produced candidates. Through a series of serial dilutions, patch plating, proof plating and streak plating I was able to weed out the best bacteria candidates. The candidates that I have are able to create zones of inhibition for Pseudomonas putita, E. coli, and Staphylococcus aureus. Because these candidates have done so well creating zones of inhibition I believe that they are extremely promising.