Event Title

Battle of the Bacteria

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 1:30 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

This project is to try to find a new bacteria that can possibly create a new antibiotic within the soil. To do this I had to dilute the soil, which is like filtering the soil out to the point where we can see individual groups of bacteria. Once I did that I had to look to see if any of the bacteria are killing or preventing the growth of other bacteria. After I have found some good candidates, I would start to test them against bacteria that closely resemble some deadly bacteria that have been known to be immune to a lot of antibiotics. Once I’ve tested all of my candidates I look to see if any of them have killed or prevented the growth of the closely related bacteria. I will then choose the candidate that did the best at killing or preventing the other bacteria to grow, and once I have that I will have my candidate get sequenced. Which is like a DNA test for Bacteria. The importance of this research is very high, because the findings of antibiotics have gone down a lot and more and more deadly bacteria are becoming immune to the antibiotics we already have. This is due to the overuse of the antibiotics we have, so it's important to try to find new ones that these deadly bacteria won't be able to fight off.

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The faculty supervisor for this project was Jamie Cunningham, Biology.

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Apr 27th, 1:30 PM

Battle of the Bacteria

CoLab, OCB 100

This project is to try to find a new bacteria that can possibly create a new antibiotic within the soil. To do this I had to dilute the soil, which is like filtering the soil out to the point where we can see individual groups of bacteria. Once I did that I had to look to see if any of the bacteria are killing or preventing the growth of other bacteria. After I have found some good candidates, I would start to test them against bacteria that closely resemble some deadly bacteria that have been known to be immune to a lot of antibiotics. Once I’ve tested all of my candidates I look to see if any of them have killed or prevented the growth of the closely related bacteria. I will then choose the candidate that did the best at killing or preventing the other bacteria to grow, and once I have that I will have my candidate get sequenced. Which is like a DNA test for Bacteria. The importance of this research is very high, because the findings of antibiotics have gone down a lot and more and more deadly bacteria are becoming immune to the antibiotics we already have. This is due to the overuse of the antibiotics we have, so it's important to try to find new ones that these deadly bacteria won't be able to fight off.