Designing new dual action antibiotics
RACI Symposium – Antibacterials, Monday 9:00am
John Bremner, University of Wollongong
Matthew Cooper, University of Queensland
Multidrug resistant bacteria are a major health issue around the world and new effective drugs are clearly urgently needed.
John Bremner and his colleagues are presenting their approach to creating new antibiotics to fight against drug resistant strains of golden staph (Staphylococcus aureus) and other pathogens. They’ve created synthetic antibiotics inspired by vancomycin.
And Mathew Cooper and his colleagues at the University of Queensland have developed a novel strategy of linking an out-of-patent antibiotic, vancomycin, to small protein fragments to produce a new class of anti-bacterials.