Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Maira JalilASABUndergraduateFourthmaira.jalil29@gmail.com
1Marrium MansoorASABUndergraduateFourthmarriummansoor96@gmail.com

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: Anti-ABR
Slogan: No more antibiotics!
Supervisor Name: Amjad Ali
Supervisor Designation: Assisstant Professor
Supervisor School: ASAB
Supervisor Department: Industrial Biotechnology
Contact number: 03467684093
Email ID: amjaduni@gmail.com
Abstract:
    Antibiotic resistance is a prevalent problem today. We plan to overcome it by exploring new possibilities to combat this insidious problem. We will target specific genes using bacteriophage therapy.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    The increasing deaths due to antibiotic resistance is a problem we need to address by using new ways to defeat bacterial infections without using antibiotics themselves.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   We aim to bring bacteriophage therapy in the mainstream here as a way to overcome overuse of antibiotics. So it will benefit everyone here who relies on antibiotics from everything from a small cut to dangerous diseases like listeria monocytogenes.
How will the solution works
    Bacteriophages have a variety of ways in which they can attack bacterial genome and kill bacterial cells. We can capsulate these bacteriophages, and instead of swallowing a tablet of antibiotics, you can take some bacteriophage!
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    No current strategy like this exists in Pakistan yet.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-30 (2321)