Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Saina Paul

 Saina Paul

Discovery of new classes of antibiotics is of great importance for developing therapies against drug-resistant bacteria, such as MRSA.

A new taxon of a Gram negative bacterium, referred to here as GM1, has recently been discovered by researchers at Charles Sturt University, Orange Campus. GM1 belongs to a new taxon of Enterobacteriaceae and secretes an antibiotic-like compound, as yet uncharacterised.

Saina's research has three foci in the areas of bioinformatics, taxonomy and structural chemistry that have the following broad aims:.

  1. Assemble and annotate the genome of GM1
  2. Publish the taxonomy of GM1, and
  3. Elucidate the chemical structure and activity of the antibiotic produced by GM1.

This research is supported by a CSU/NSW Health Scholarship.

Supervisors: Dr Peter Anderson and Dr Gregg Maynard

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