India Partnering Award: Exploiting the microbial diversity of the Sundarbans mangrove delta to tackle infectious disease

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: Sch of Biosciences


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Description The project studies isolatesfrom the Sundarbans delta in India, that produce antimicrobials. The award has allowed exchange of research staff, and a visiting postdoctoral scientist from Calcutta was able to visit Birmingham to isolate an active component from this strain that not only shows anti-mycobnacterial acitivity (agaisnt the tuberculosis causing pathogen), but also anti-fungal activity against a pathogenic fungus, Cryptococcus.
Exploitation Route Our research is in progress and it is too early to comment.
Sectors Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology