University of Dundee

"Protein uptake in bacteria"

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00
Event Location: 
Microsoft Teams
Dr. Megan Bergkessel
Event Speaker: 
Prof Daniel Walker
University of Glasgow
Event Type: 
Virtual External Seminar
Our research is focused on the study of protein antibiotics (bacteriocins) and we aim to understand the molecular details of how these narrow-spectrum agents selectively target and kill specific bacteria. In particular, we are interested in how bacteriocins parasitise existing nutrient uptake systems to cross the gram-negative outer membrane. We are also engaged in translational research to develop protein antibiotics in novel strategies to treat both human and plant pathogenic bacteria.