Event Title

Small World Initiative

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 9:00 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

The growing rise of antibiotic resistance and threat from ESKAPE pathogens has led to a lack of effective antibiotics. The Small World Initiative was created as a way to enable students to learn about microbiology while examining soil samples looking for markers that could lead to a possible new antibiotic. I gathered my soil sample from my own backyard and spent time testing it for antibiotic properties in microbiology lab. The Small World Initiative brings together schools across the country and is able to obtain and test a variety of soil samples, furthering our research for new antibiotics.

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

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Apr 27th, 9:00 AM

Small World Initiative

CoLab, OCB 100

The growing rise of antibiotic resistance and threat from ESKAPE pathogens has led to a lack of effective antibiotics. The Small World Initiative was created as a way to enable students to learn about microbiology while examining soil samples looking for markers that could lead to a possible new antibiotic. I gathered my soil sample from my own backyard and spent time testing it for antibiotic properties in microbiology lab. The Small World Initiative brings together schools across the country and is able to obtain and test a variety of soil samples, furthering our research for new antibiotics.