Bajo la direccion de nuesto antiguo alumno, el Profesor Bruno González Zorn, el Colegio participa en un proyecto de la Universidad de Yale sobre la resisitencia a los antibióticos. El Profesor González Zorn de la  Universidad de Madrid Complutense  y algunos de sus doctorando en medicina veterinaria, realizan este proyecto durante cinco tardes con los alumnos del curso 12 del curso de biología, bajo la coordinación de la Doctora Renata Martin. El proyecto tiene como objetivo la concienciación respecto al creciente problema de la resistencia a los antibióticos y al mismo tiempo buscar despertar el interés entre jóvenes, por estas cuestiones científicas, así como fomenter el interés por estudiar una carrera de medicina o bien de ciencias. Descripción del proyecto:

“Antimicrobial resistance is an issue of international concern that will impact all of us. To discover novel antibiotics and to improve awareness and understanding of these problems are some of the strategies to avoid the further spread of antibiotic resistance. Small World Initiative ™ (SWI) started at Yale University in 2012 with the purpose of increasing public awareness among students (not only healthcare professionals), in addition to the possible discovery of new molecules acting as antibiotics from soil bacteria. We are students of Veterinary School at University Complutense of Madrid (Spain). For this project, we have gone to the Deutsche Schule Madrid and we have worked with pre-university students, 17-18 years old.  Our principal aim is to teach our knowledge about antimicrobial resistance to highschool students, encouraging them to start taking an active part in combating resistance and getting them involved in the scientific world. Besides, due to  our veterinary studies, we encourage a One Health approach which explains and fights antibiotic resistance in humans, animals and environment.Soil samples were collected from various locations throughout Madrid’s community. Bacteria from soil samples were isolated, and cultivated with bacteria from the ESKAPE-like group, to evaluate if any of the isolated bacteria would produce an antibiotic substance. After, potential candidates of antibiotic producer were identified with molecular techniques. This poster will be used to describe the antibiotics producers found in this study.”

El resultado del proyecto será publicado en el Small World Initiative. Más información en: http://www.smallworldinitiative.org.