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Investigation of a probiotic strain of Lactobacillus plantarum 2025 and the development of novel antibacterials MRes

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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Biological Sciences

  • Start Date

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  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time

  • Course Type

    Other

  • Course Fees

    Home Students: £4,327
    Overseas Students: £14,500
    - Plus bench fees: £3,000
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  • Last Updated

    05 November 2019

The rise of multidrug resistant forms of microbial pathogens imposes a serious problem to public health worldwide. The rapid spread of antimicrobial resistance is associated with misuse of conventional antibiotics. The latter may also impose a range of side/toxic effects on the host (humans). In addition, conventional antibiotics eliminate natural (beneficial) microflora, thus leading to various complications.

Thus, a search for alternative intervention strategies for fighting bacterial infections is extremely important, topical and timely. One promising approach is the use of beneficial microorganisms (probiotics) able to compete with and kill pathogenic bacteria without doing any harm to the host.

Probiotic bacteria are known to be able to boost protection against pathogens and may thus

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