Overcoming antibiotic resistance with anti-biofilm peptides

Last updated 16th Aug 2017
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A pinboard by Daniel Pletzer

I'm a microbiologist having expertise with hard-to-treat pathogenic bacteria (esp. with WHO priority pathogens categorized "critical") involved in multi-drug resistance and biofilm infections. I have a broad knowledge of microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology / genetics, and animal models as well as experience with bioinformatical data interpretation and analysis. Additionally, I gained a lot of experience as a teaching and research assistant that enabled me to help mentor and train students.


Fighting against our shrinking arsenal of antibiotics

The current therapy for infectious diseases is facing twin threats. On the one hand antibiotic and antiviral resistance is rising rapidly; on the other there are relatively few novel compounds or s...