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Digitizing evolution to make better antibiotics

by Karen Weintraub

Cesar de la Fuente

University of Pennsylvania
Country of birth: Spain

Bacteria evolve faster than scientists can make new antibiotics to fight them. That’s why César de la Fuente has developed algorithms that follow Darwin’s laws of evolution to create optimized artificial antibiotics. An expert in engineering bits of protein called peptides to solve medical problems, he has also developed a method of turning toxic proteins, like one found in wasp venom, into antimicrobials.

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