Removal of antimicrobial resistance genes from bacterial strains and communities using CRISPR-Cas9.

Lead Research Organisation: University of Exeter
Department Name: University of Exeter Medical School


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the greatest threats to human health of our time and discovering ways to prevent the spread of AMR would be truly ground breaking. This develops the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system to target and destroy AMR genes in complex microbial communities present in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients.


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Description Junior Scientist Conference Grant, non-GS Meeting
Amount £460 (GBP)
Organisation The Genetics Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 07/2019
Description Microbiology Society Travel Grant
Amount £240 (GBP)
Organisation Microbiology Society 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2020 
End 02/2020
Description Stall at Royal Cornwall Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Royal Cornwall Show (Wadebridge, June 2019). I designed a hands-on science activity centred on antibiotic resistance and the environment and led a team delivering this at the three-day Royal Cornwall Show
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019