Given the large diversity of microorganisms in the marine environment, it is likely that they harbour novel antibiotics. We explore this through a combined approach of culturing new microorganisms, high-throughput screening and functional genomic analysis of microbial communities. Novel bioactives can be used in a wide range of industrial, medical and agricultural applications. 

This research and the discovery of new therapies is particularly important in light of the prevalence of antibiotic resistance among pathogenic bacteria that cause substantial concerns within the public health system.  

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Associate Professor | Postgraduate Coordinator Suhelen Egan
Associate Professor | Postgraduate Coordinator
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