Markus Schmidt – University of Copenhagen

Markus Schmidt

Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria: Game Over for Science?
As fewer and fewer novel antibiotics are discovered in nature, the increase of multiple resistance in pathogenic bacteria is a serious threat to global public health. Synthetic biology now offers an unprecedented strategy to overcome bacterial resistance by producing and testing synthetic peptides from natural modular parts. The presentation includes a demo of the mobile phone science game SYNMOD that let users playfully design antibiotics and deploy them on well-known bacterial pathogens.