Many bacteria have become resistant to existing antibiotics, and we are badly in need of new antibiotics and strategies to combat them. My research centres on the vancomycin-type antibiotics, a therapy of last resort. I aim to (1) develop novel ways to kill bacteria with these antibiotics and (2) understand and re-engineer the ways in which these antibiotics are produced. This will allow my team will develop new antibiotics to kill bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/18 → 31/12/21|
- National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC): AUD476,728.00