Event Title

Lab Research Project

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 12:00 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

The majority of antibiotics in commercial and clinical use today are derived from soil bacteria. The pace of antibiotic discovery is not keeping up with the evolution of resistance in microbes so a crisis is brewing in the world. I am doing a semester long research project looking for antibiotic producing bacteria and discovering an inhibitory compound in my choice of soil so that I can help the emerging crisis. To begin this research, I used the soil dilution process to look for potential candidates. After I found candidates, I went through the antibiotic screening process to test the colonies against gram positive/negative bacteria. Metabolic tests as well as sequencing will identify the antibiotic producing organism being pursued. The overall goal of this project and semester in lab is to discover an antibiotic that inhibits the growth of one of the six ESKAPE pathogens.

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The faculty supervisor for this project was Melissa Beaty, Biology.

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Apr 27th, 12:00 PM

Lab Research Project

CoLab, OCB 100

The majority of antibiotics in commercial and clinical use today are derived from soil bacteria. The pace of antibiotic discovery is not keeping up with the evolution of resistance in microbes so a crisis is brewing in the world. I am doing a semester long research project looking for antibiotic producing bacteria and discovering an inhibitory compound in my choice of soil so that I can help the emerging crisis. To begin this research, I used the soil dilution process to look for potential candidates. After I found candidates, I went through the antibiotic screening process to test the colonies against gram positive/negative bacteria. Metabolic tests as well as sequencing will identify the antibiotic producing organism being pursued. The overall goal of this project and semester in lab is to discover an antibiotic that inhibits the growth of one of the six ESKAPE pathogens.