Event Title

Searching For A New Antibiotic

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 1:30 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 2:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

The search for new antibiotics is on the rise, with it being a little more than 30 years since a new antibiotic has been found. Within those 30 years drug companies have discontinued their search in finding new antibiotics. Years later, drug companies are investing and reaching out to schools to widen the search for new antibiotics. With that being said, Johnson County Community College Microbiology Lab is one of the schools participating in this search for a new antibiotic. For this research, Soil Dilution was used to grow colonies and narrow down which safe relative of the ESKAPE pathogens (safe relatives of the common six organisms that are currently considered to be major threats, because they can lead to devastating illnesses) the colonies would inhibit. Each dilution was plated and incubated, then was recorded for results. Then, a master plate was made to finalize which colonies would be tested with the safety pathogens. From there, each colony was tested with a safety pathogen to be incubated and then observed for zone of inhibition. Metabolic testing and sequencing were used in further testing for this research.

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May 3rd, 1:30 PM May 3rd, 2:45 PM

Searching For A New Antibiotic

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The search for new antibiotics is on the rise, with it being a little more than 30 years since a new antibiotic has been found. Within those 30 years drug companies have discontinued their search in finding new antibiotics. Years later, drug companies are investing and reaching out to schools to widen the search for new antibiotics. With that being said, Johnson County Community College Microbiology Lab is one of the schools participating in this search for a new antibiotic. For this research, Soil Dilution was used to grow colonies and narrow down which safe relative of the ESKAPE pathogens (safe relatives of the common six organisms that are currently considered to be major threats, because they can lead to devastating illnesses) the colonies would inhibit. Each dilution was plated and incubated, then was recorded for results. Then, a master plate was made to finalize which colonies would be tested with the safety pathogens. From there, each colony was tested with a safety pathogen to be incubated and then observed for zone of inhibition. Metabolic testing and sequencing were used in further testing for this research.