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Jan
24
2023

M-I Dept. Seminar Series / Inhibiting the Evolution of Antimicrobial Resistance

When: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, SQBRC Auditorium, 303 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Cynthia Naugles   (312) 503-0489

Group: Department of Microbiology-Immunology Seminars/Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Title: Inhibiting the Evolution of Antimicrobial Resistance

Speaker:  Houra Merrikh, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University

Topic:

Antimicrobial resistance rapidly develops against almost all available therapeutics. New antibiotics target essential processes in bacteria but fail to address the root of the problem: mutagenesis and evolution. We recently proposed that inhibiting the molecular mechanisms underlying bacterial evolution is the ultimate solution to preventing drug resistance development. In my seminar, I will discuss our progress on this topic and introduce the first anti-evolution drug that directly targets a critical bacterial mutagenesis mechanism that drives antibiotic resistance development.

Host:  Dept of Microbiogy-Immunolgy Bacteriology Postdoctoral Trainees and Graduate Students (coordinating host, Wendy Geslewitz)

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