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Understanding Our Enemies: Identifying Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance

Researchers sample and sequence bacteria from biological and environmental sources to learn how to overcome selective pressure

The Scientist Creative Services Team
Aug 3, 2021

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
2:30 - 4:00 PM, Eastern Time

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The rise of drug-resistant pathogens urges scientists to develop new ways to understand how these superbugs evade current antibiotic treatments. Sequencing and comparing microbes found in biological and environmental samples allows scientists to study the prevalence and evolution of antibiotic resistance genes. In this webinar brought to you by The Scientist, Gautam Dantas and Amy Pruden will present how they apply sequencing technologies to reveal new bacterial survival mechanisms and what can be done to stop them.

Topics to be covered

  • Identifying antibiotic-degrading genes in bacteria
  • Detecting antibiotic resistance evolution in wastewater

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Meet the Speakers:

Gautam Dantas, PhD
Professor
Pathology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Amy Pruden, PhD
University Distinguished Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Virginia Tech


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