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2024 Annual MI-ASM Meeting Saturday, April 6, 2024   Download 2024 Meeting Schedule   Download 2024 Meeting Abstract Book   Hosted by University of Michigan: School of Public Health   University of Michigan: School of Public Health Logo   Download Parking Information   ASM Distinguished Lecturer   Garth Ehrlich Drexel University   Defanging Pathogens: Development of Anti-Virulence Drugs Antibiotic resistance has been a recognized and growing problem for more than 50 years. Yet in spite of repeated exhortations by multiple national and international health organizations, the problem has become increasingly exacerbated over the decades. This is largely due to the designing of antibiotics to kill the offending microbes thus supplying enormous selective pressure for them to become resistant. To address this issue, we have begun a program to develop drugs that inhibit virulence gene expression whereby we “defang” the pathogens and return them to a commensal state, as opposed to killing them. We are currently characterizing a compound that inhibits virulence factor production in both a major Gram-negative pathogen (Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and a major Gram-positive pathogen (Staphylococcus aureus).   Online Schedule
  Registration - Closed   Registrant count: 112   On-site registration is not available.   Please pay below if you are registered and not a student/trainee presenter.   Awards are available for the following categories: undergraduate poster presentation, graduate poster presentation, and oral presentation.   We provide a friendly, inclusive environment for students to present their microbial research. Check out our Conference Preparation area for details!   Payment   Please select the correct registration/meeting fee below.   *Student/Trainee presenters do not require payment.   If paying for a group, please email the list of names to [email protected].  



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