“New Antibiotics from Bacteria in your Backyard?”
Davis Science Café
Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
G Street WunderBar
228 G St, Davis, California 95616
FREE TO ATTEND
Complimentary soft drinks courtesy of the UCD College of Letters and Science
Each month, Professor Jared Shaw with the UC Davis Department of Chemistry hosts the Davis Science Café, featuring scientists who are studying some of today’s cutting edge topics. This month’s speaker is Prof. Mitchell Singer in the UC Davis Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics who studies Myxobacteria soil bacteria and their evolutionary development. Invite a friend, and get here early to grab a seat at G. Street Wunderbar. Let’s drink to science!
Abstract: We are losing the war with bacteria due to the rise of antibiotic resistance; the Myxobacteria may be our best hope as a source of new antimicrobials, antifungals and anti-tumor compounds. Their unique life style and genetics of these social bacteria may offer insights into identifying novel active compounds that can be developed for a variety pharmaceutical and therapeutic uses.