From On Wisconsin Magazine: UW-Madison students are joining the hunt for new antibiotics in their introductory biology coursework and becoming part of the Tiny Earth network, based at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.
At a recent training event, teachers from Milwaukee Public Schools were joined by a teacher from New York Public Schools, a middle school teacher from Oak Creek, and even a researcher planning to bring the program back to his home university in India.
Tiny Earth marks the launch of our new worldwide antibiotic-discovery initiative.
Tiny Earth is the next step in the evolution of a tried and true curriculum founded by WID director Jo Handelsman.
Experts in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will gather in UW-Madison’s Discovery Building for a symposium focused on the impact of AMR across fields including healthcare, sports medicine, animal antibiotic use, and more.
Tiny Earth is a global network of students and instructors dedicated to discovering new antibiotics from soil and creating engaging laboratory coursework.