Research on Tap: mining for “chemical gold”

Logan MacIntyre’s research examines the role of natural products in 21st century antibiotic discovery
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Logan MacIntyre

Research on Tap returns Thursday evening with a public discussion about a new “golden age” in antibiotic discovery. The first half of the 20th century was an exciting era for scientists searching for drugs to effectively treat bacterial infections. But those discoveries are now rare, and bacteria are getting better at resisting our most powerful tools.

Researchers like UPEI’s Logan MacIntyre are searching for new antibiotics using new methods. While some worry that drugs that can be derived from bacteria and fungi have been exhausted, MacIntyre will explain new methods that may take this search in a new and exciting direction. 

Logan leads the discussion Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 pm in The Wave.

Research on Tap is a series of public discussions led by UPEI researchers. For more information, please email

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