Event Title

Small World Initiative

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 10:30 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics; they are not killed and keep growing when treated with antibiotics. The goal of my research project is to find an antibiotic producing bacterium. Since most antibiotics are produced in nature by soil bacteria, I collected a soil sample, and isolated the bacteria from the dirt to test if it produces antibiotics against the safe relatives of ESKAPE pathogens, which cause a high percentage of infections in hospitals, and are resilient to antibiotics. I will characterize and identify this candidate bacterium using staining, microscopy, metabolic and biochemical testing, and by examining the region of DNA that encodes the 16s rRNA. I hope to find a new strand of useful antibiotics, because of the decline of effective antibiotics.

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The faculty supervisor for this project was Jon Kniss, Biology.

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Apr 27th, 10:30 AM

Small World Initiative

CoLab, OCB 100

Bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics; they are not killed and keep growing when treated with antibiotics. The goal of my research project is to find an antibiotic producing bacterium. Since most antibiotics are produced in nature by soil bacteria, I collected a soil sample, and isolated the bacteria from the dirt to test if it produces antibiotics against the safe relatives of ESKAPE pathogens, which cause a high percentage of infections in hospitals, and are resilient to antibiotics. I will characterize and identify this candidate bacterium using staining, microscopy, metabolic and biochemical testing, and by examining the region of DNA that encodes the 16s rRNA. I hope to find a new strand of useful antibiotics, because of the decline of effective antibiotics.