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Examining the evolution and interaction of antibiotic-resistance and copper-resistance in bacteria

This Club EvMed event occurred on May 2, 2024. Learn more about Club EvMed at

This conversation was led by Dr. Pamela Yeh and Dr. Sada Boyd.


Interactions between antibiotic-resistant strains and copper have only been investigated in a limited capacity. We will discuss the evolution and interaction of antibiotic and copper resistance in E. coli. Specifically, we will focus on how interactions with copper affect antibiotic resistance, using long-term evolution and whole-genome re-sequencing experiments. Additionally, we will briefly discuss the effects of copper and copper-dependent compounds on multi-drug-resistant E. coli.

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