The Antibiotic Apocalypse Is Upon Us By Dr Carla Brown

During her PhD, Dr Carla Brown investigated protein antibiotics isolated from gut bacteria termed bacteriocins. This area of research is extremely important due to the problem of antibiotic resistance. Bacteriocins represent an ideal class of novel antibiotics as they are highly potent and species-specific – therefore do not elicit broad spectrum killing that is a major contributor to the spread of resistance. As part of her research, and funded by the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at University of Glasgow, Carla collaborated with Siam Colvine, Christopher Cook (Little City Pictures) and Steven Cook (Little City Pictures) to produce an innovative film to educate the public on the damaging effect resistant bacteria are having on antibiotics. The team used dance and art to convey the message and hence make the scientific content more accessible to the public.

To learn more about Dr Brown’s innovative approach, please visit her website, or follow her blog — It may surprise you.

Thanks to  Dr Carla Brown and Little City Pictures.

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