Event Title

Do The Dirty Work

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 1:30 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 2:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

With over-prescribing and multi drug resistant organisms at an all-time high, it is becoming extremely important to research and discover new ways to fight infections. One area we have focused on to look for potential candidates is in the soil. The natural soil which you can find just by walking outside, has a compatible environment for microbial life to survive in. There have been many candidates isolated from soil, showing zones of inhibition, which means microbes have released secretions that kill the surrounding bacteria. This in turn can be the start of isolating a potentially new antibiotic. Tiny world strives to combine technology, science, and innovation to make meaningful and measurable improvements in the global education and healthcare landscape. The goal for Tiny World as well as myself is to find microbes in the soil samples that can secrete chemicals which kill pathogens they are fighting against. The soil sample gathered from Billington library was examined in hopes of finding new potential candidates. The potential candidates were characterized and identified using both genetic and metabolic methods. Results will be presented showing the characterization and antibiotic potential of my bacterial isolate.

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

Do The Dirty Work

CoLab

With over-prescribing and multi drug resistant organisms at an all-time high, it is becoming extremely important to research and discover new ways to fight infections. One area we have focused on to look for potential candidates is in the soil. The natural soil which you can find just by walking outside, has a compatible environment for microbial life to survive in. There have been many candidates isolated from soil, showing zones of inhibition, which means microbes have released secretions that kill the surrounding bacteria. This in turn can be the start of isolating a potentially new antibiotic. Tiny world strives to combine technology, science, and innovation to make meaningful and measurable improvements in the global education and healthcare landscape. The goal for Tiny World as well as myself is to find microbes in the soil samples that can secrete chemicals which kill pathogens they are fighting against. The soil sample gathered from Billington library was examined in hopes of finding new potential candidates. The potential candidates were characterized and identified using both genetic and metabolic methods. Results will be presented showing the characterization and antibiotic potential of my bacterial isolate.