Metal Transport Unlocks Routes to New Antibiotics – Dr Albert Guskov, University of Groningen

biology, health and medicine, physical sciences

Metals have been improving our lives since the bronze age, but they also play a key role in keeping us healthy. We rely on numerous metals, such as cobalt, zinc and magnesium (among others), to perform essential roles in our bodies. Many bacteria also require these same metals to survive, creating competition to find and use them. Dr Albert Guskov at the University of Groningen has been exploring how metals are transported in our bodies and in bacteria, with a view to designing new anti-microbial treatments.

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