Images of Research: Forging sustainable futures

Untangling the Microcosmic Web

Category: Empowering people

A microscope image of Actinomycete bacteria

Antimicrobial Resistance threatens our ability to treat infections using current antibiotics. Around 70% of antibiotics are produced by web-like Actinomycete bacteria like this one, Streptomyces coelicolor. At Strathclyde, we are developing new ways to image these bacteria to better understand how they produce antibiotics and how they can be used to generate new medicinal compounds.

Entrant: Liam Rooney , Physics

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