Understanding the cytotoxicity of pyocin L1 as a tool for antibiotic development


  • Dr Laura McCaughey

    University of Oxford

Project summary

Laura's research focuses on investigating the mechanism of action of a lectin-like bacteriocin from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Her long-term interests are to characterise the bacteriocin-target interaction, with the ultimate aim of developing new antibiotics targeted against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other Gram-negative bacteria. Laura has started her Fellowship in the lab of Associate Professor Cynthia Whitchurch at the University of Technology, Sydney, and will move to the University of Oxford to work in collaboration with Professor Colin Kleanthous.