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Tuesday, April 24 • 10:40am - 11:00am
Optimization And Characterization Of Antibiotic Compounds Produced By Bacteria

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Increasing bacterial resistance to current antibiotic treatments poses a huge threat to the health of the human population. Over the past 20 years, there has been a significant decline in the production of new antibiotics, despite the rapid emergence of drug resistant pathogens. The isolation and extraction of structurally unique antibiotics from bacteria remains largely uninvestigated by current researchers. Natural products, however, are an abundant source of structurally diverse compounds with antibacterial activity that can be used to develop new and potent antibiotics. This research investigates techniques for determining optimal growth media and optimal time of antibiotic production for each bacteria sample from a library of bacteria species, as well as the extraction of antibiotic active compounds from bacteria.

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Tuesday April 24, 2018 10:40am - 11:00am
123 Zeis Hall

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