Event Title

Fighting Pathogens

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 1:30 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 2:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

As resistance to antibiotics builds up and fewer antibiotics are being discovered, it is becoming increasingly important to search for and discover new ways to fight the evolving pathogens. One of the best places to look for potential antibiotics is in the soil, which is teeming with microbial life and it is a highly competitive environment for the microbes to survive in. In order to enhance their chance at survival, some microbes may send out secretions that kill off other bacteria. Our goal with this and Tiny World is to find microbes in the soil that secrete chemicals that kill pathogens. My soil was collected from my front porch flower pot at my home in Olathe, Kansas. I chose this location to collect my soil because it was simply convenient! Unfortunately, no potential antibiotic producing bacteria was found in my soil sample. So, I used one of my classmate’s potential candidate instead. The rest of my research will now be focused on the new candidate.

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

Fighting Pathogens

CoLab

As resistance to antibiotics builds up and fewer antibiotics are being discovered, it is becoming increasingly important to search for and discover new ways to fight the evolving pathogens. One of the best places to look for potential antibiotics is in the soil, which is teeming with microbial life and it is a highly competitive environment for the microbes to survive in. In order to enhance their chance at survival, some microbes may send out secretions that kill off other bacteria. Our goal with this and Tiny World is to find microbes in the soil that secrete chemicals that kill pathogens. My soil was collected from my front porch flower pot at my home in Olathe, Kansas. I chose this location to collect my soil because it was simply convenient! Unfortunately, no potential antibiotic producing bacteria was found in my soil sample. So, I used one of my classmate’s potential candidate instead. The rest of my research will now be focused on the new candidate.