ASBT ties up with TIGS to probe antibiotic resistance

January 14, 2019 0 By FM

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s School of Biotechnology has tied up with Tata Institute of Genetics and Society (TIGS) to conduct research in antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

TIGS is a partnership between the University of California San Diego (UCSD), Tata Trusts and the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.

The collaboration between Amrita School of Biotechnology (ASBT) and TIGS will focus on developing new tools to reverse antibiotic resistance.

Earlier, ASBT and UCSD tied up in establishing the mechanism of action of natural products like clove bud oil to inhibit quorum sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and attenuate virulence.

Funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India as well as Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) to ASBT has also resulted in new strategies deploying bacteriophages to counter the virulence of MDR bacterial pathogens.