MICR3003 students advance medical research

9 Jun 2017
Student Valeria Heredia, Dr Nick West and student Franchesca Velarde

The battle against tuberculosis (TB) is closer to being won after University of Queensland students identified promising inhibitory compounds during a molecular microbiology practical course this semester.

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences TB research head Dr Nick West said students had found themselves at the forefront of their field by discovering five or six compounds that inhibited growth in a harmless bacterium related to TB.

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