Event Title

Garden Soil to Antibiotic

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 9:00 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

The Purpose of my research is to hopefully find a new antibiotic that may fight against resistant pathogens. During this process, I have diluted two separate soil samples from a garden and from a park to try and find a candidate that shows inhibition toward one of our ESKAPE relatives that we currently have in the lab. After diluting the two soil samples, I have found only one candidate (LB003) that reacted positively against E. coli. I plan to do more tests like the PCR test, gram staining, spore staining, and acid-fast staining to further my research. As college students, we have a chance to learn about what it takes to find new antibiotics and why it is so important that we keep looking for new candidates. Resistance is on the rise and we need to spread awareness.

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The faculty supervisor for this project was Heather Seitz, Biology.

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Apr 27th, 9:00 AM

Garden Soil to Antibiotic

CoLab, OCB 100

The Purpose of my research is to hopefully find a new antibiotic that may fight against resistant pathogens. During this process, I have diluted two separate soil samples from a garden and from a park to try and find a candidate that shows inhibition toward one of our ESKAPE relatives that we currently have in the lab. After diluting the two soil samples, I have found only one candidate (LB003) that reacted positively against E. coli. I plan to do more tests like the PCR test, gram staining, spore staining, and acid-fast staining to further my research. As college students, we have a chance to learn about what it takes to find new antibiotics and why it is so important that we keep looking for new candidates. Resistance is on the rise and we need to spread awareness.