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Bacillus anthracis Spore Biology in Context of Certain Practical Applications

Location

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, US Army Medical Research Insti Infec Diseases

RO# Location
97.20.00.B8336 Fort Detrick, MD 217025011

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Cote, Christopher Kevin christopher.k.cote.civ@mail.mil 301.619.4936

Description

This project is part of an international consortium tasked with developing novel strategies for decontamination and remediation after an accidental or intentional release of Bacillus anthracis spores. We are inducing spores to germinate in order to render them susceptible to environmental stressors or secondary disinfectants. This process would make a contaminated area far less hazardous to first responders and make remediation significantly easier with less of an impact on the environment.

 

References

Omotade TO, et al: The impact of inducing germination of Bacillus anthracis and Bacillus thuringiensis spores on potential secondary decontamination strategies. Journal of Applied Microbiology 117(6): 1614-1633, 2014

Omotade TO, et al: D-Cycloserine or similar physiochemical compounds may be uniquely suited for Bacillus anthracis spore decontamination strategies. Journal of Applied Microbiology 115(6): 1343-56, 2013

 

Keywords:
Bacillus anthracis; Decontamination; Spore germination; Mice;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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