Systems Biology of Microbial Evolution and Antibiotic Resistance
Intelligence VS Superbugs
Arriving at the Technion Faculty of Biology from Harvard Medical School, Prof. Roy Kishony is establishing his headquarters at LS&E in order to unveil the life-threatening mysteries of resistance to antibiotics.
Combining novel quantitative experimental techniques and clinical studies with mathematical modeling and advanced data analysis, the new Kishony lab is studying microbial evolution with a specific focus on antibiotic resistance. The team aims at understanding how bacterial pathogens evolve resistance to antibiotics within the human body during infection and how combinations of drugs can be used to slow down and perhaps even reverse this process.