NOBA believes that in order to create a sustainable environment and way of living, we need to better understand the living.
Through our series of workshops we will introduce ways of working with living organisms, to rethink material possibilities, to look into nature for resources and collaborators and to rethink our way of collaborating with nature. We welcome you all to the first workshop in this series: Hunting for nature’s healing powers: soil, flowers and antibiotics.
Antibiotics vs superbugs
Microbes can be harmless, beneficial, but can also cause harm. Biomedical sciences are continuously trying to outsmart disease-causing microbes (pathogens), for example through antibiotics. Most antibiotics are found in nature: they are the substances one microbial species produces to fight off competing species in the struggle to survive. Especially soil bacteria are a common source for new antibiotics.