Funded by the Australian Research Council Discovery Program and a NSW Environmental Trust Research grant.

Given the large diversity of microorganisms in the marine environment, it’s likely that they have evolved new resistance mechanisms against natural antibiotics. In this project, we use classical microbiological approaches and also high-throughput screening and functional analysis to discover new genes for antibiotic resistance and describe the potential of these genes to be transferred to pathogenic bacteria. 

This research is particularly important in the light o“ “superbu”s” that are resistant to most existing antibiotics and that cause substantial problems in the health system