Membrane-active antibiotics against multi-drug resistant Gram negative bacteria [ 2016 - 2019 ]

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Researchers: Prof Mark Schembri (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Matthew Cooper (Principal investigator)

Brief description We are now threatened by bacteria that are resistant to ALL antibiotics. However, there is a new paradigm: antibiotics inspired by nature that attack the membrane of bacteria. This project will re-engineer peptides from lugworms, horseshoe crabs, scorpions and spiders that are part of nature’s ancient defence against bacteria, to identify new antibiotics to combat infections in humans.

Funding Amount $AUD 973,020.45

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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