Event Title

Discovering antibiotic producing bacteria

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 9:00 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections (CDC). The purpose of this research was to discover if an individual soil sample collected contained antibiotic producing bacteria. Through serial dilution of solid isolation of antibiotic producing candidate metabolic studies will be used to identify organism and confirmation of organism identity will be done by sequencing. The master plate soon became 3 master plates, as some of the samples would grow on top of each other, making them unusable. Once I had my final plate, I was able to move onto antibiotic screening where I used E. coli and S. epidermidis.

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

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Apr 27th, 9:00 AM

Discovering antibiotic producing bacteria

CoLab, OCB 100

Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections (CDC). The purpose of this research was to discover if an individual soil sample collected contained antibiotic producing bacteria. Through serial dilution of solid isolation of antibiotic producing candidate metabolic studies will be used to identify organism and confirmation of organism identity will be done by sequencing. The master plate soon became 3 master plates, as some of the samples would grow on top of each other, making them unusable. Once I had my final plate, I was able to move onto antibiotic screening where I used E. coli and S. epidermidis.