Event Title

Local Antibiotic Discovery

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 10:15 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

This project discovers potential antibiotic producing bacteria within soil in hopes of finding a new antibiotic. Various tests and diagnostics are used in the process of isolating candidates, finding zones of inhibition across tester strains, and determining the characteristic and genome of a specific bacteria species. The isolation process takes place through the collection of a soil sample, serial dilutions of sample, and acquiring a master plate. Isolated candidates are then tested for zones of inhibition across several tester strains through a series of Kirby-Bauer tests. Characteristics and Genome of the primary candidate for antibiotic potential are found through Gram Stains and DNA sequencing/Metabolic testing. These results shall determine the properties and origins of a bacterium that present such findings.

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May 3rd, 9:00 AM May 3rd, 10:15 AM

Local Antibiotic Discovery

CoLab

This project discovers potential antibiotic producing bacteria within soil in hopes of finding a new antibiotic. Various tests and diagnostics are used in the process of isolating candidates, finding zones of inhibition across tester strains, and determining the characteristic and genome of a specific bacteria species. The isolation process takes place through the collection of a soil sample, serial dilutions of sample, and acquiring a master plate. Isolated candidates are then tested for zones of inhibition across several tester strains through a series of Kirby-Bauer tests. Characteristics and Genome of the primary candidate for antibiotic potential are found through Gram Stains and DNA sequencing/Metabolic testing. These results shall determine the properties and origins of a bacterium that present such findings.