New experiments: Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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#1 New experiments: Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Unread post by Alez » Tue May 30, 2017 4:56 am

Hello all,
here a brief description of some new experiments coming out in the next days!

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacterium that can be harmful for plants and animals, including us, humans. P. aeruginosa is in general a multidrug resistant bacterium that have been associated with serious illnesses. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudomonas_aeruginosa)

For this reason, the World Health Organization (WHO), early this year, included P. aeruginosa in its list of bacteria for which there is urgent need of antibiotics. (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/rel ... needed/en/)

Thanks to a collaboration we are starting with a biologist, who is specifically studying this bacterium, we will start in the next days a bunch of new experiments. The first experiments will test several different parameters using a very well known (by the biologists) gene network of P. aeruginosa that controls the number of bacterial cells, named quorum sensing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quorum_sensing). If everything turns out well, with our results we can help the biologist we are collaborating with, as she will study our predictions in her in-vitro experiments! :)

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