Event Title

Rise of Antibiotic Resistance

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 10:30 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

There has been an up and coming crisis in antibiotic resistance in modern medicine causing very highly resistant strains of bacteria called ESKAPE pathogens. These strains of bacteria are becoming resistant to the antibiotics that are being used frequently and now are unable to be treated. Infections that were once easily treatable are now developing into severe infections. The Small World Initiative is involving many college students across the US, so we can do research and hopefully find a new antibiotic. First, we get a soil samples in from unique areas and go through many steps of dilution and isolating colonies. We tested candidates that show promise or “Zone of inhibition” against many ESKAPE pathogens. (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas putida) I believe my candidate EM 1 shows some quality of antibiotic inhibition against these pathogens.

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The faculty supervisor for this project was Tarik El Mellouki, Biology.

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Apr 27th, 10:30 AM

Rise of Antibiotic Resistance

CoLab, OCB 100

There has been an up and coming crisis in antibiotic resistance in modern medicine causing very highly resistant strains of bacteria called ESKAPE pathogens. These strains of bacteria are becoming resistant to the antibiotics that are being used frequently and now are unable to be treated. Infections that were once easily treatable are now developing into severe infections. The Small World Initiative is involving many college students across the US, so we can do research and hopefully find a new antibiotic. First, we get a soil samples in from unique areas and go through many steps of dilution and isolating colonies. We tested candidates that show promise or “Zone of inhibition” against many ESKAPE pathogens. (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas putida) I believe my candidate EM 1 shows some quality of antibiotic inhibition against these pathogens.