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[Life Sciences Seminar]
▶Subject: Variability in Antibiotic Response: Who Survives?
▶Speaker: Dong-yeon D. Lee, Ph.D. (Stanford University)
▶Date: 3:00PM/Nov. 29(Fri.)/2019
▶Place: Auditorium(1F), Postech Biotech Center
Bacteria exhibit cell-to-cell variability in their resilience to stress, for example, following antibiotic exposure. Higher resilience is typically ascribed to ‘‘dormant’’ non-growing cellular states. Here, I’ll present an alternative mechanism that "actively" growing bacteria use to cope with ribosomal-targeting antibiotics. This also reveals an intriguing connection between the two fundamental properties of any living cell, ribosomes and membrane potential.
▶Inquiry: Prof. Yong Song Gho (279-2345)