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Upcoming Seminar: Dr Cara Adolph

Posted by on 14 May 2024 | Comments

Dr Cara Adolph
Microbiology and Immunology

Monday 20 May
Biochemistry Seminar Room BIG13

All roads lead to succinate: Attacking the energetic-metabolic hub of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to produce new antimicrobials

Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of infectious disease morbidity and mortality for which new antimicrobials are urgently required. Mycobacterial energy metabolism has emerged as a particularly promising target space for antitubercular drug development. Succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) is a major focal point in mycobacterial energy metabolism and is essential for growth and survival in M. tuberculosis under a number of conditions, highlighting the potential of inhibitors targeting mycobacterial SDH enzymes. In this seminar, I will discuss our recent work to advance SDH as a novel drug target in M. tuberculosis through the identification and characterization of mycobacterial SDH inhibitors.