Event Title

Small World Initiative Research Project

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 10:30 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

The discovery of antibiotics changed the world. Throughout the years antibiotics have become more and more common and as a result, life expectancy has increased. However, due to the indiscriminate use of these medications we have made the very thing we are fighting stronger. Antibiotic resistant bacteria are becoming more and more prevalent in the world today and we are fast approaching a time like that of the pre-antibiotic world. Our goal, working with the Small World Initiative, is to discover antibiotic producing bacteria in soil samples taking from around our city. We isolated candidates with antibiotic potential and tested them against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria for activity. Metabolic testing and sequencing will confirm the identity of the antibiotic producing candidate.

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The faculty supervisor for this project was Melissa Beaty, Biology.

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Apr 27th, 10:30 AM

Small World Initiative Research Project

CoLab, OCB 100

The discovery of antibiotics changed the world. Throughout the years antibiotics have become more and more common and as a result, life expectancy has increased. However, due to the indiscriminate use of these medications we have made the very thing we are fighting stronger. Antibiotic resistant bacteria are becoming more and more prevalent in the world today and we are fast approaching a time like that of the pre-antibiotic world. Our goal, working with the Small World Initiative, is to discover antibiotic producing bacteria in soil samples taking from around our city. We isolated candidates with antibiotic potential and tested them against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria for activity. Metabolic testing and sequencing will confirm the identity of the antibiotic producing candidate.