Finding new antibiotics in deep, dark and wonderous places

Matthew Upton

Matthew Upton

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. If new, powerful antibiotic drugs are not discovered, we ‘may’ return to the pre-antibiotic era.

Mathew Upton and his team from the University of Plymouth think that the solution may lie deep under the surface of the ocean, in dark, cold environments where weird and wonderful sponges live.

About Mathew Upton

Mathew is a Professor in Medical Microbiology at the University of Plymouth. He is also the lead for Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens Research Group.

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