Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance & pGLO Transformation - Lake County

TBD

Facilitator: Suzanne Fetherling

Time: TBD

Location: Round Lake Senior High School, 800 High School Drive, Round Lake, IL 60073

Explore how antibiotics and plasmids affect the growth of microorganisms! We'll be exploring:

  • The Bauer-Kirby Test to determine the effectiveness of three different types of antibiotics on three different types of bacteria. 
  • A Bacterial Transformation by introducing a Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) DNA  sequence into bacteria. By the end of the lab, we'll produce GLOWING colonies!

This workshop is perfect for teachers of middle school science, general biology, health sciences, or biotechnology students. 

Participants will be able to access all materials needed for the lab FOR FREE through our Baxter Box Loaner Program

Antibiotic Resistance - Chicago

February 13, 2020

Facilitator: Mary Clark

Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm (dinner provided)

Location: Lindblom Math & Science Academy 6130 S. Wolcott Ave. Chicago, IL 60636

Explore how antibiotics affect the growth of microorganisms! Learn how to have students perform a Bauer-Kirby test to explore the effectiveness of three different types of antibiotics on three different types of bacteria. Students can also explore the effectiveness of other items with antibacterial properties that they find in the classroom! In addition to the more traditional Bauer-Kirby test on bacterial colonies, we will also test antibiotics in a cell-free synthesis system! This will help your students understand the different cellular components that are attacked by antibiotics.

This workshop is perfect for teachers of Middle School Science, General Biology, Health Sciences, or Biotechnology students.

Participants will be able to access all materials needed for the lab FOR FREE through our Baxter Box Equipment Loaner Program.

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Outbreak! Saving the World One Egg at a Time

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that a new antibiotic-resistant bacterial disease has begun spreading through Illinois and could potentially become a national epidemic. It is imperative that a new antibiotic is developed to combat this infection.

In fact, there is not a new antibiotic-resistant bacterial disease in Illinois, but in recent years, antibiotic resistant diseases have become a global problem including in our own communities in Chicago.