Event Title

Antibiotic Properties of Soil Microbes

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 12:00 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a looming crisis and potentially the most important medical challenge of the 21st century is the rise of superbugs, pathogenic bacteria on which antibiotics do not work. With pharmaceutical companies decreasing focus on developing new antibiotics and existing antibiotics losing efficiency, additional approaches are required. As over two thirds of existing antibiotics have originated from soil bacteria or fungi, we have cultured bacterial isolates from soil samples close to the Johnson County Community College (JCCC) campus. These isolates are then examined against safe relatives of the ESKAPE pathogens for antibacterial traits in hopes of discovering new ways to treat resistant infections.

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

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Apr 27th, 12:00 PM

Antibiotic Properties of Soil Microbes

CoLab, OCB 100

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a looming crisis and potentially the most important medical challenge of the 21st century is the rise of superbugs, pathogenic bacteria on which antibiotics do not work. With pharmaceutical companies decreasing focus on developing new antibiotics and existing antibiotics losing efficiency, additional approaches are required. As over two thirds of existing antibiotics have originated from soil bacteria or fungi, we have cultured bacterial isolates from soil samples close to the Johnson County Community College (JCCC) campus. These isolates are then examined against safe relatives of the ESKAPE pathogens for antibacterial traits in hopes of discovering new ways to treat resistant infections.