Congratulations to Dr Malins on receiving the prestigious Westpac Research Fellowship. Lara will receive $811,000 to support her research & development of new antibiotic drug leads to help overcome antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Antibiotic resistance is a grand challenge facing humanity, marked by the concerning rise of bacterial strains resistant to all known antibiotics. I will use cutting-edge synthetic chemistry to explore and fine-tune new antibiotic drug leads which are derived from an unconventional yet highly promising natural source—the bacteria in your gut.
Further details can be found On Dr Lara Malins' Westpac Scholar Page