Targeting bacterial infections using biogenic approaches
The combination of incorrect and overly frequent application of antibiotics and insufficient hygiene measures in hospitals leads to a worldwide rise in the number of resistant bacteria for which ever less effective therapies exist. At the Chair for Pharmaceutical Biology intelligent mechanisms of action and nano-systems that transport known antibiotics to infected sites in the human body are explored. We apply state-of-the-art biomimetic systems that utilise mechanisms found in nature or are derived from them. This allows for an effective control of pathogenic bacteria with minimal adverse effects.