How we continue to learn and unearth antibiotics
Match-funded PhD studentship
As part of our work with Antibiotics Unearthed and leaving a legacy, the Society collaborated on a cross-disciplinary match-funded PhD studentship with the University of East Anglia (UEA). We worked closely with Professor Laura Bowater, Professor Elena Nardi and Dr Gary Rowley who drew on their expertise in searching for new antibiotics in soil, public engagement in science and educational theory in this multi-disciplinary project.
PhD student (Ethan Drury) was an integral part of the Citizen Science Project with the aim of refining how best to engage the public in initiatives like Antibiotics Unearthed whilst developing methods to investigate potential antibacterial compound-producing micro-organisms that could have been discovered.
Ethan is currently writing up his Thesis which we will publish once complete.
We have compiled some resources which we hope will be useful as we continue to learn and unearth antibiotics.
- Antibiotic resistance: A Challenge for the 21st Century Easy to digest factfile explaining what antibiotics are, their importance, how they work and how antibiotic resistance develops and why we don't develop more antibiotics
- Microbiology videos Sign up to our You Tube channel where you will find useful short videos to share with students and/or colleagues/friends. Find out why microbiology matters, what antibiotic resitstance is, identifying colonies and much more
- Microbiology Our flagship journal published high quality reviews and research papers on all aspects and combines global editorial expertise and access to research. Related article: Cinnamon essential oil could make bacterial infections easier to treat
- Expert opinions and evidence for policy makers Ensure you keep up to date with our policy work in this area
For more information about our on-going activities in this area, please contact [email protected].