Fragment Based Screening for new Antibiotics by Protein X-Ray Crystallography [ 2009 - 2013 ]

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Researchers Dr AJ Oakley

Brief description Due in part to rising levels of antibiotic resistance, the death toll from pathogenic bacteria is expected to skyrocket over the next 15 years. There is therefore a pressing need for new antibiotics to treat bacterial infection. This project will use a relatively new discovery tool called fragment based screening to discover a new generation of antibacterial agents. This tool will allow for the rapid economical discovery of new drugs, and will complement other investments in Australian biotechnology infrastructure.

Funding Amount $686,400

Funding Scheme Future Fellowships

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