BYU

Abstract by Tanner Jensen

Personal Infomation


Presenter's Name

Tanner Jensen

Co-Presenters

Kristi Bresciano
Enoch Stewart

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

None

Abstract Infomation


Department

Computer Science

Faculty Advisor

Mark Clement

Title

Motif Discovery in Antimicrobial Peptides

Abstract

In the age of the super-bug, bacteria that have become resistant to common forms of antibiotics, drug discovery cannot keep up. Researchers predict that by 2050 bacterial infections will kill more people than cancer. A revolutionization in antibiotic development is desperately needed. Using a dataset of hundreds of thousands of randomly generated peptide sequences and their corresponding antimicrobial activity, we propose a new pipeline to find motifs that will be toxic to these bacteria using a variety of methods.