Episode Summary


How are we discovering new antibiotics in the 21st century, and how is science responding to the antibiotic crisis?

Topics discussed:

  • The challenges on discovering new antibiotics in the modern era.
  • The current strategies to find new molecules against the most recalcitrant pathogens.
  • Understand the multiple approaches that could lead to antibiotic development.


  • Gerry Wright, Ph.D., Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research and Canadian Endowed Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, an Associate member in the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and of Pathology and Molecular Medicine. McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.
  • David Andes MD, William Craig Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Medical Microbiology and Immunology and Head of the Division of Infectious Disease, at the University of Wisconsin. Editor of AAC.

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