Corinne Arnold

Postdoctoral Scientist Molecules from Nature

Due to the emergence of antimicrobial resistance in disease-causing microbes, the range of antibiotics currently available for clinical use is declining.

This means there is an increasing need for new antibiotics. Soil-dwelling bacteria, such as Streptomyces, are reservoirs of antimicrobial agents just waiting to be discovered.

Corinne is currently characterising a new group of antimicrobials with the aim of identifying their mode of action.

She is also aiming to identify any mechanisms of resistance that can develop in disease-causing microbes and how easy or difficult it is for resistance to emerge.