Dr. Inanc Birol was awarded $6.9 million for a project that will employ genomics research to discover and develop antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) as alternatives to traditional antibiotics. Treating and preventing bacterial infections in animals is an essential part of agriculture. However, overuse and misuse of antibiotics has led to the development of antimicrobial resistance, an issue classified by the World Health Organization as one of the most urgent global health risks facing us today.
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