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Assist. Martina Durcik one of the finalists of Science Slam 2019

On September 16, 2019, as part of the Cutting Edge Conference, a Science Slam took place, with young researcher Martina Durcik from the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry among the finalists. In a short, 5-minute public presentation of her research work, she presented the problem of bacterial resistance and the solving of this problem by discovering new antibacterial compounds that inhibit the bacterial enzyme DNA gyrase B, which plays a key role in DNA replication. The developed inhibitors have excellent antibacterial activity against resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium, multiresistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Streptococcus pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. She called her presentation "The Battle against Superbacteria."

The Science Slam is a competition in which researchers present their research work in an interesting and engaging way to the general public. The events are organised as part of the project “Science on the Street, Knowledge and Ideas on the go” which is an action devoted to the promotion of science.

The whole event can be viewed at: http://videolectures.net/znanostnacesti_slam_2019/.