Ep 34: Laura Piddock & her career in AMR. A new synthetic antibiotic. Mining the human proteome for antimicrobial peptides.
Welcome to another regular episode at The AMR Studio! We are happy to be back with our interviews, and we bring you today the work and broad experience of professor and GARDP's Scientific Director Laura Piddock, an incredible scientists and AMR policy advocate. She shares with us her path, insights and experiences, and inspires us for the future. In the news section, we have for you two recent articles looking into new antibiotics, with two different but equally interesting approaches: chemical synthesis and mining the human proteome to search for hidden antibacterial properties. We hope you enjoy this one!
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- A synthetic antibiotic class overcoming bacterial multidrug resistance. First article covered in the news section.
- New ribosome-targeting antibiotic acts against drug-resistant bacteria. Popular science coverage of the previous article in ScienMag.
- Mining for encrypted peptide antibiotics in the human proteome. Second article covered in the news.
- Dozens of new natural antibiotics found in the human body. Popular science coverage of the previous article in New Atlast.