Using What Bacteriophage Have Evolved Over a Billion Years to Create New Antibiotics to Kill Gram-positive Disease Causing Bacteria

Speaker:

Vincent A. Fischetti, PhD

Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology, The Rockefeller University

Sponsor:

Rockefeller University

Session Goals:

To introduce the audience to a new method of controlling gram-positive pathogens other than antibiotics. To show how this can be used in a variety of animal models.

Learning Objectives:

Introduce bacteriophage lysin How lysins work to kill bacteria in vitro How lysins work to kill bacteria in vivo in a variety of animal models

Date:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 9:00-10:00 AM EST

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