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Generation of Novel Targeted Antibiotics

Carl Lowenberger of Simon Fraser University in Canada proposes to develop novel antibiotics by combining regions of insect antibacterial peptides in abnormal conformations that will increase the types of organisms they will control and reduce the drug concentration required to kill existing and drug resistant bacteria.

More information about Create New Ways to Protect Against Infectious Disease (Round 5)

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is part of the Grand Challenges partnership network. Visit www.grandchallenges.org to view the map of awarded grants across this network and grant opportunities from partners.