Event Title

Antibiotic Testing

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 1:30 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Recently there has been an increase in antibiotic resistant pathogens that have been leading to death, in most cases. Since the pathogens are antibiotic resistant the normal drugs that would effectively kill the pathogen are no longer working. This means that if new antibiotics aren’t discovered to combat these antibiotic resistant pathogens, then people will continue to die from them. The goal of my research is to culture bacteria from a soil sample, collected from my yard, and isolate bacteria that have antibiotic properties. I have collected two different samples and serially diluted them onto 50% TSA plates. My candidate bacteria were isolated by having a zone of inhibition around them. The candidate bacteria were tested for antibiotic resistance against common laboratory strains and safe relatives of ESKAPE pathogens. My best candidate(s) will be identified by sequencing the 16s rRNA, and tested and stained to characterize them.

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

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Apr 27th, 1:30 PM

Antibiotic Testing

CoLab, OCB 100

Recently there has been an increase in antibiotic resistant pathogens that have been leading to death, in most cases. Since the pathogens are antibiotic resistant the normal drugs that would effectively kill the pathogen are no longer working. This means that if new antibiotics aren’t discovered to combat these antibiotic resistant pathogens, then people will continue to die from them. The goal of my research is to culture bacteria from a soil sample, collected from my yard, and isolate bacteria that have antibiotic properties. I have collected two different samples and serially diluted them onto 50% TSA plates. My candidate bacteria were isolated by having a zone of inhibition around them. The candidate bacteria were tested for antibiotic resistance against common laboratory strains and safe relatives of ESKAPE pathogens. My best candidate(s) will be identified by sequencing the 16s rRNA, and tested and stained to characterize them.