Event Title

Antibiotic Candidate

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 1:30 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Since antibiotics were introduced into society in the 1940s, bacteria have evolved resistance to them. Once bacteria have evolved resistance, they no longer respond to antibiotic treatment, making them even more dangerous pathogens. To make matters worse American pharmaceutical companies do not make enough profit on making new antibiotics to pursue their development. Most antibiotics are derived from soil-dwelling microorganisms. The purpose of my experiment is to look for potential new antibiotic candidates from the soil in my back yard. In the experiment, bacteria were isolated from a soil sample and tested for potential antibiotic qualities. A promising candidate will be characterized and identified through staining, sequencing and biochemical or metabolic testing. The research will be submitted to the Small World Initiative project, which is dedicated to finding new antibiotic-producing organisms and engaging students in microbiology research.

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The faculty supervisor for this project was Jon Kniss, Biology.

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Apr 27th, 1:30 PM

Antibiotic Candidate

CoLab, OCB 100

Since antibiotics were introduced into society in the 1940s, bacteria have evolved resistance to them. Once bacteria have evolved resistance, they no longer respond to antibiotic treatment, making them even more dangerous pathogens. To make matters worse American pharmaceutical companies do not make enough profit on making new antibiotics to pursue their development. Most antibiotics are derived from soil-dwelling microorganisms. The purpose of my experiment is to look for potential new antibiotic candidates from the soil in my back yard. In the experiment, bacteria were isolated from a soil sample and tested for potential antibiotic qualities. A promising candidate will be characterized and identified through staining, sequencing and biochemical or metabolic testing. The research will be submitted to the Small World Initiative project, which is dedicated to finding new antibiotic-producing organisms and engaging students in microbiology research.