Event Title

Drug Resistance Microbes Research Project

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 12:00 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

An eskape pathogen is considered to pose a threat mainly in the health-care field. These pathogens have a high probability of developing an antimicrobial resistance to most antibiotics. The danger to these pathogens are that if caught they spread rapidly and they are very difficult to treat due to the lack of antibiotics produced in the world. The small world initiative project aims to find bacteria from the soil to discover new antibiotics to treat life-threatening diseases. Since these threatening bacteria are not able to be dealt with by an introductory microbiology laboratory, the safe relatives of these bacteria are used. A safe relative is common bacteria found in the environment and pose little to no threat to the human body. The safe relative compared to the pathogen share many commonalities therefore it can be used to replace the certain pathogen in a laboratory setting. This is the process which we will use to discover new antibiotics in aim to create a movement within the study of microbes.

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

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Apr 27th, 12:00 PM

Drug Resistance Microbes Research Project

CoLab, OCB 100

An eskape pathogen is considered to pose a threat mainly in the health-care field. These pathogens have a high probability of developing an antimicrobial resistance to most antibiotics. The danger to these pathogens are that if caught they spread rapidly and they are very difficult to treat due to the lack of antibiotics produced in the world. The small world initiative project aims to find bacteria from the soil to discover new antibiotics to treat life-threatening diseases. Since these threatening bacteria are not able to be dealt with by an introductory microbiology laboratory, the safe relatives of these bacteria are used. A safe relative is common bacteria found in the environment and pose little to no threat to the human body. The safe relative compared to the pathogen share many commonalities therefore it can be used to replace the certain pathogen in a laboratory setting. This is the process which we will use to discover new antibiotics in aim to create a movement within the study of microbes.