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  • Dozens of potential new antibiotics discovered with free online app

    The team includes, from left, Emily Geddes, Gee Lau, Paul Hergenrother, Hyang Yeon Lee, and  Erica Parker.  

    A University of Illinois team developed a web app that can identify drug compounds that will accumulate in Gram-negative bacteria, overcoming a major hurdle in the development of new drugs to kill these dangerous pathogens. The team includes, from left, graduate student Emily Geddes, pathobiology professor Gee Lau, chemistry professor Paul Hergenrother, postdoctoral researcher Hyang Yeon Lee, and postdoctoral researcher Erica Parker.  

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Paul Hergenrother, call 217-333-0363; email  

    The paper “Implementation of permeation rules leads to a FabI inhibitor with activity against Gram-negative pathogens” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1038/s41564-019-0604-5