Combating E. Coli Diarrhoea By Disarming Bacterial Virulence

Grant number: 1081453 | Funding period: 2015 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

E. coli causes severe and persistent diarrhoea which affects the health of millions of people worldwide. Although antibiotics may alleviate E. coli diarrhoea, these bacteria are becoming resistant to most drugs. In this study, we will use state-of-the-art technology to discover novel types of drug that treat and prevent infection with E. coli, without harming the beneficial bacteria in the gut.