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ANTIBIOTICS

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ruth maclaren

on 17 February 2014

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Transcript of ANTIBIOTICS

ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY
How did it all start?
Action of Penicillin & resistance to it.
Disc Diffusion Practical
The Kirby Bauer Method
How do we use these?
Why does resistance occur?
How does resistance occur?
What are the consequences
of resistance ?
PRACTICAL:
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
2 aims
Measure the susceptibility of a bacterial strain to one or several antibiotics.
Monitor the evolution of bacterial resistance.
How do antibiotics work?
Work in groups:
Your are researchers designing a new antibiotic.
How will it work, what targets would you consider for your drug that will quell the infection but not harm the host?
After you have read the article we will summarise the several ways in which bacteria become resistant
The Future?
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