Event Title

The search of 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

Since the year 1928, when Alexander Fleming first discovered Penicillin, antibiotics have had an major impact on a person’s health. Without the use of antibiotics, many minor and major illnesses that we experience today would have been detrimental and at times, fatal to that person. This semester in my microbiology lab class I am using soil samples taken from my home and using the sample to search for a new antibiotic. By testing the bacteria found in the soil, I am discovering that my bacteria are creating zones of inhibition, which could be new research that can be used for the discovery of the next antibiotic. Despite whether these bacteria are successful in inhibiting multiple strains of bacteria, discovering any measure of research aids the progress to fight antibiotic resistance through new drugs.

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

The search of a new antibiotic

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Since the year 1928, when Alexander Fleming first discovered Penicillin, antibiotics have had an major impact on a person’s health. Without the use of antibiotics, many minor and major illnesses that we experience today would have been detrimental and at times, fatal to that person. This semester in my microbiology lab class I am using soil samples taken from my home and using the sample to search for a new antibiotic. By testing the bacteria found in the soil, I am discovering that my bacteria are creating zones of inhibition, which could be new research that can be used for the discovery of the next antibiotic. Despite whether these bacteria are successful in inhibiting multiple strains of bacteria, discovering any measure of research aids the progress to fight antibiotic resistance through new drugs.