Event Title

Small World Initiative and the Scientific Method

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 1:30 PM

Document Type

Poster

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The problem of antibiotic resistance is growing and the pharmaceutical industry is not responding on a scale that matches the scale of the rising problem. The Small World Initiative is stepping up into the space not filled by the drug companies and meeting the issue of antibiotic resistant superbugs. Colleges and universities are crowdsourcing data of bacteria found in dirt and testing it against tester strains of relatives of the antibiotic resistant microbes. My part in this research has included testing bacterial colonies found from dirt in my backyard against six different tester relatives and not finding positive results. The lesson I have learned thus far is that of the scientific process- try, try again.

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

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Apr 27th, 1:30 PM

Small World Initiative and the Scientific Method

CoLab, OCB 100

The problem of antibiotic resistance is growing and the pharmaceutical industry is not responding on a scale that matches the scale of the rising problem. The Small World Initiative is stepping up into the space not filled by the drug companies and meeting the issue of antibiotic resistant superbugs. Colleges and universities are crowdsourcing data of bacteria found in dirt and testing it against tester strains of relatives of the antibiotic resistant microbes. My part in this research has included testing bacterial colonies found from dirt in my backyard against six different tester relatives and not finding positive results. The lesson I have learned thus far is that of the scientific process- try, try again.