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This project is aimed at creating novel antibacterial protein complexes, designed to specifically bind and kill species of multidrug-resistant bacteria. This would be achieved by the fusion of antibacterial proteins called pyocins and bacteriophage tail fibers. Furthermore, it aims to create a system for the easy production of such antimicrobials, consisting of an expression plasmid and software. Validation will be done experimentally, targeting the pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii, and production will be done in E. coli.
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The year 2020 provided us with an opportunity to explore new areas and bring them to the iGEM community. Dive in to see how we combine ML with synthetic biology and contribute to AMR research.
Our protein design involves bioinformatics based prediction and characterization of tail fibers. Check out how we have deployed interesting biophysical modeling techniques to study and characterize our engineered protein.
Click here to understand the concept and working of our software TailScout, which will enable other researchers to build new Seekercins for other bacterial species in one go!
Understanding the ground level complexities of the Hospital Acquired Infections is important. So, Check out the insights we got and the awareness initiatives we undertook for Antibiotic Use Sensitization & Open Science Communication.