Student research project on antibiotic resistance wins at Carnegie Mellon symposium – The Peninsula

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  • Date: 15-May-2022
  • Source: The Peninsula…
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Student research project on antibiotic resistance wins at Carnegie Mellon symposium – The Peninsula

Doha: A student research project investigating ways to combat antibiotic resistance won the Best Project and Best Poster awards at the Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) undergraduate research symposium. 'Meeting of the Minds 2022' took place in person for the first time since 2019. CMU-Q is a Qatar Foundation partner university.

Biological sciences student Niamah Ayisha Nishan won the top honours for her project, “Determination of minimum inhibitory concentration values for common classes of antibiotics, berberine and flavones by the broth microdilution assay.” Nishan’s faculty advisor was Simon Faulkner, assistant teaching professor of chemistry.

Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, underscored the importance of research at the university, and said: “At Carnegie Mellon, our mission is to investigate questions that will have a real impact on the world. Each of these student researchers can answer the question, “why does your research matter?” and I think this is a hallmark of Carnegie Mellon’s approach.”

The awards for second and third place both went to Đorđe Popović for his studies into “Alternative splicing and the phenotypes of different breast cancer subtypes,” and “FedTeams: Towards trust-based and resource-aware federated learning.”

Special awards were given by Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Nuaimi of the Planning and Statistics Authority, as well

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