Closing the loop: the “Antibiotics under our feet” project

K. S. Ross, Clarissa Melo Czekster, Rebecca Mary Cornwell

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“Antibiotics Under Our Feet” was a Wellcome Trust funded public engagement with research project conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. It aimed to identify biosynthetic pathways for new antibiotics from environmental DNA found in soil samples collected by school-based citizen scientists. The DNA results highlighted a knowledge gap on English and Simple English Wikipedia about soil microbes, and so we collaborated with undergraduate students from the University of St Andrews to plug that knowledge gap, and therefore close the loop!
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 13 Jun 2024
EventWikimania 2024 - International Congress Center, Katowice, Poland
Duration: 7 Aug 202410 Aug 2024
Conference number: 19


ConferenceWikimania 2024
City Katowice
Internet address


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