Drug resistance and creating effective pharmaceuticals by predicting mutations
Whether it is a drug-resistant strain of bacteria or cancer cells that no longer react to the drugs, diverse mutations make cells resistant to chemicals and second generation approaches are needed.
Drug resistance is a problem when treating diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and cancers. Creating a way to obtain data for generalized cases rather than individual cases would increase the possibility of using this method for a variety of pathogens.
Inspired by a project of Pennsylvania State University and directed by Justin Pritchard, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, this research aims to explore what kind of conditions would lead to certain types of mutations so that we will be able to target the mutations.