University of Dundee

Molecular Microbiology

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MMB

Sustainability is the aim of the game for Biotechnology YES 2019 entrepreneurs

An interdisciplinary team from across the Schools of Life Sciences and Medicine will take part in the Biotechnology YES 2019 entrepreneurial competition next month. Anna Segarra Fas (Findlay lab, MRC-PPU), Margarida Trigo (Lambert, Martin and Langston labs, Neuroscience), Saria Mansoor (Dorfmueller lab, MMB) and Tom Snelling (Cohen lab, MRC-PPU) have joined together to form the team Recycle Enterprises (RE).

Inter-microbial warfare may help overcome antimicrobial resistance

The University of Dundee’s Dr Sarah Coulthurst will lead a £2.7 million effort to investigate whether a ‘nanoweapon’ could be deployed in the global battle against antimicrobial resistance.

The World Health Organisation recently ranked antimicrobial resistance as one of the ten biggest threats to global health. As such, there is an urgent need to develop new treatments to prevent millions of lives being lost to diseases that are routinely treated with drugs such as antibiotics at present.

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