Activity: Takes place with a fixed time and schedule
to 29th June
You will earn 300 bronze points for completing this activity.Log In To Book
Isolation of resistant bacteria from bedside to bench!
Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most pressing challenges we face as a society. Understanding the spread of resistance, and where resistant bacteria exist, is key to being able to predict future outbreaks of superbugs.
During your time in the laboratory you will work with other students to devise a regimen of:
- sampling different bacterial habitats (e.g. homes, rivers, food)
- selecting types of bacteria to isolate (e.g. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus)
- which antibiotics to test (e.g. penicillins)
In A Nutshell...
- Upskill...in laboratory skills that are used throughout microbiological investigations.
- Collaborate...with other students to devise strategies to samples and isolate bacteria.
- Research...antimicrobial resistance by creating resources for use in years to come.
- Create...informative reports and presentations that describe the importance of your work to wide audiences.
- Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.
01/06/22 to 29/06/22
Sampling and isolating resistance bacteria Over this period you will be in the laboratory doing hands on science!