Biomedical Sciences Research Seminar

Predatory bacteria as “living antibiotics”

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Seminars

As part of the School of Science and Technology Biomedical Sciences Research Centre Seminar Series, Dr David Negus, NTU presents: Predatory bacteria as “living antibiotics”

  • From: Wednesday 14 November 2018, 1.10 pm
  • To: Wednesday 14 November 2018, 1.10 pm
  • Location: 282, Erasmus Darwin, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology Biomedical Sciences Research Centre Seminar Series, Dr David Negus, NTU presents: Predatory bacteria as “living antibiotics”

Abstract

Antibiotics are undoubtedly amongst the most invaluable drugs discovered by humankind. Sadly, through misuse and overuse, we have eroded their utility. Recently, infections caused by multi-drug resistant bacteria threaten to return us to a pre-antibiotic era. New drugs are clearly needed but the development pipeline appears to be dry. Is it time we gave serious credence to new approaches?  I will be discussing the potential of predatory bacteria as novel “living antibiotics”. These tiny predators kill a range of drug-resistant bacteria as part of their natural life cycle and therefore have promise as future therapeutic agents. I will be presenting my own research in this field alongside new developments and will assess the challenges and potential for utilising predatory bacteria as living antibiotics.

This seminar is hosted by Dr Michael Loughlin

All welcome.

For any enquiries please contact Dr John Dickenson

Location details

Room/Building:

282, Erasmus Darwin

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

Past event

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