[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE180100929]
Researchers Dr Amy Cain
Brief description This project aims to use genomics-based approaches to answer fundamental questions about how antibiotic synergy works. Antibiotic combination therapy presents an opportunity to revive the use of antibiotics in otherwise resistant bacteria, yet currently there is little understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying antibiotic synergy. Studies indicate that additional mechanisms of action (MOA) occur during synergistic killing beyond those of the original antibiotics. This project will identify genes involved in multiple synergistic treatments and determine how bacterial cells gain resistance. The synergy-specific MOA identified also represent an untapped reservoir of primary drug targets.
Funding Amount $365,058
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award