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Mining for new antimicrobials in ant associated actinomycetes

Objective

The proposed research is multidisciplinary and involves using state-of-the-art technologies (combined genomic and metabolomic approaches) to discover new antifungal compounds from an untapped environmental niche that the groups of Goss and Hutchings are currently mining. Novel methodologies developed by Dr Gao within Professor Lixin Zhang’s group will be utilized to rapidly mine the ant associated microbes for novel bioactive natural products and to engineer enhanced levels of antibiotic and antifungal production. Synergic interactions of the antibiotics will be explored using high through put assays developed by Dr Gao and Professor Zhang

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IIF
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 105 046,40
Administrative Contact
Trish Starrs (Ms.)

Participants (1)

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 105 046,40
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Hall (Ms.)