Event Title

Turning Soil Bacteria into Potential Antibiotic

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 1:15 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

As antibiotic resistance keeps rising, we must be proactive and work to help identify new antibiotics to help lessen the issue. Antibiotic resistance is defined as the ability for infectious bacteria to resist the effects of certain antibiotics. Unfortunately, new antibiotics aren’t being produced fast enough to replace the antibiotics that will no longer function. The Tiny Earth Network allows classrooms to help search for new antibiotics by using soil from many different areas. After collecting my personal soil sample, it was then serial diluted for isolation of bacterial colonies and multiple candidates were eventually picked to test for antibiotic properties through screening. In this screening, the candidates were tested against multiple safe alternative ESKAPE pathogens to see if they could inhibit their growth. After obtaining those results one candidate was chosen to run further tests on. This project is the first steps to finding a potentially useful antibiotic for treating resistant infections.

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May 3rd, 12:00 PM May 3rd, 1:15 PM

Turning Soil Bacteria into Potential Antibiotic

CoLab

As antibiotic resistance keeps rising, we must be proactive and work to help identify new antibiotics to help lessen the issue. Antibiotic resistance is defined as the ability for infectious bacteria to resist the effects of certain antibiotics. Unfortunately, new antibiotics aren’t being produced fast enough to replace the antibiotics that will no longer function. The Tiny Earth Network allows classrooms to help search for new antibiotics by using soil from many different areas. After collecting my personal soil sample, it was then serial diluted for isolation of bacterial colonies and multiple candidates were eventually picked to test for antibiotic properties through screening. In this screening, the candidates were tested against multiple safe alternative ESKAPE pathogens to see if they could inhibit their growth. After obtaining those results one candidate was chosen to run further tests on. This project is the first steps to finding a potentially useful antibiotic for treating resistant infections.