Can we stamp out deadly “superbugs”?
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise. Nobel laureate Ada Yonath is uncovering how antibiotics bind to the ribosome—the cell’s protein factory—and shut it down. Her groundbreaking work is paving the way for new drugs that take out superbugs, but don’t harm the environment.
On Thursday, April 20, Yonath, a professor at the Weizmann Institute, will present the Edward G. Jefferson Life Sciences Lecture at the University of Delaware’s Brown Laboratory. Her presentation, “Towards a New Generation of Environmentally Friendly Antibiotics,” will begin at 4 p.m. A reception will precede the lecture, starting at 3 p.m. at the same location.