The Tiny Earth Chemistry Hub (TECH) brings student-based discovery to new heights. TECH was established in 2018 at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery as part of the “Science and Discovery” core of Tiny Earth. Multidisciplinary approaches allow TECH to go beyond what can be accomplished in one semester and move the network closer to discovering the next antibiotic.
TECH’s growing isolate collection includes nearly 3,000 strains from over 20 institutions. The diversity of soil environments, culture conditions, and isolates is a rich asset to TECH and its mission of antibiotic discovery. These isolates are evaluated and prioritized based on activity profiles, genomic, and metabolomic data and some are scaled up for structural elucidation.
The Tiny Earth Chemistry Hub always welcomes collaborators in its quest to discover novel antibiotic compounds. Get in touch today!