Mat Upton, Professor in Medical Microbiology and his team from the University of Plymouth think that the solution may lie deep under the surface of the ocean, in dark, cold environments where weird and wonderful sponges live.
Marine sponges and the deep-sea ecosystem are comparatively under-studied and under-exploited compared with life in shallower waters so the team are identifying and developing potential new antimicrobials produced by the microbiome of sponges which live deep beneath the ocean surface.
Join Mat, who is also the lead for the University's Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens Research Group, at TEDxTruro on 26 October to discover if new antibiotics can be found in deep, dark places.
Also relish in riveting discussions on space, psychedelics, and technology plus so much more in this ‘Wonder’ themed TEDx.
Date: Friday 26 October, 09:30-16:30
Truro and Penwith College, College Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3XX
Visit the TEDxTruro website above for further information about the event.