Star Polymers As Novel Antimicrobial And Immunomodulatory Agents

Grant number: 1142472 | Funding period: 2018 - 2021



The rise in antibiotic resistance in bacteria is considered as a major public health threat that is not being met by antibiotic research. This project will modify a novel star polymer that we have shown kills antibiotic resistant bacteria but does not induce resistance. The project will make and characterise new versions of the star polymer to produce antimicrobial materials that target and kill the multi-drug resistant bacteria that are a major cause of bacterial infections and death.