Veni Award 2019 – Personal Research Grant NWO for research on "The wisdom of plants: Blocking pathogen’s emergency exit to restore antimicrobial efficiency"

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Description

Bacteria can survive antibiotics by pumping them out of their cells using efflux pumps. Stressed plants produce compounds that block these efflux pumps. To restore antibiotics’ efficiency, researchers will propose novel efflux pump blockers from stressed plants, and study their operation with the aid of innovative computer modelling tools.
OrganisationsThe Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

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