Posted on23/10/2018bymariannepaulsen|Comments Off on WORKSHOP: Ensuring new antibiotics for the future (that means our kids and grandkids)
DigiBiotics are in collaboration with INBioPharm and Digital Life Norway arranging a workshop! The main topic is of course antibiotics. Different aspects, issues and the current state (or rather the non-existing state) of antibiotic discovery, development and production will be discussed. All of these super important topics will be squeezed into one day, so if you are in Trondheim on the 13thof November, come and listen! The speakers are international experts in the field and we can promise time well spent regardless of your background! The workshop is free of charge, just remember to register before the 26thof October (follow link here).
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Posted on19/09/2018bymariannepaulsen|Comments Off on The 6th International Conference on Vibrational Optical Activity in Brescia
Last week our PhD fellow Karolina Solheimslid Eikås was attending the 6th International Conference on Vibrational Optical Activity in Brescia. At this conference Karolina saw presentations on the hottest research and development for two of the spectroscopic techniques the DigiBiotics project is using: Raman Optical Activity (ROA) and Vibrational Circular Dichroism (VCD). Karolina’s favorite session was of course “VCD & ROA: Theory and Ab-Initio Calculations” which is right down her alley.
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Posted on19/09/2018bymariannepaulsen|Comments Off on The John Innes/Rudjer Boskovic Summer School in Applied Molecular Microbiology in Dubrovnik
Last week, our PhD fellow Marte Jenssen attended the John Innes / Rudjer Boskovic Summer School in Applied Molecular Microbiology in Dubrovnik. The topic was Microbial Specialised Metabolites: From Genome to Molecule. Several interesting topics were discussed and taught during the week covering antibiotic history and research, the importance of understanding microbiomes, natural product biosynthesis, phylogeny, and isolation of bioactive compounds.
Now she is back in Tromsø with motivation and new ideas for her research!
Last week most of the Phd students and one of the Post Docs attended the 8th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides 2018 in Edinburgh. The conference was filled with interesting and relevant talks! One heavily debated subject was how we test activity of new compounds on bacteria (MIC-testing) and how we can make the testing conditions more “human like”. This will save us all both time and money. This is Erics cup of tea and we all wish him good luck solving this puzzle.
The year is 2018, off course we are on social media! Search for DigiBiotics and you will find us!
Follow our Facebook page to hear more about the people in our project and what we are doing! Follow our Instagram account to check out what we do on a daily basis! Follow us on Twitter to stay updated on antibiotic resistance! Or just follow us on all platforms and see how we work and what we accomplish as a team of scientists!
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We start up with the official kick-off at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, January 24-25th. The event will gather the engaged PhD-students and PostDocs and their PIs, together with the Scientific Advisory Board consisting of Bob Hancock from the University of British Colombia, Peter Sjö from AstraZeneca and Deniz Tasdemir from Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, as well as representatives from Digital Life Norway and the Research Council of Norway.
New paper from our group: Cultivable marine fungi from the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard and their antibacterial activity https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21501203.2019.1708492#.Xgd1OwDVLS4.twitter
Antibiotics don't work on viruses. #Antibiotics are a type of antimicrobial, but one that only has effect on one type of microbe: bacteria. So, taking an antibiotic for a viral or fungal infection does nothing except for potentially increasing #antibioticresistance.