Two University of Florida College of Pharmacy graduate students, Eunjeong Shin and Carolin Werkman, were selected to present at the 32nd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, or ECCMID.
Shin was selected as an ECCMID 2022 oral presenter for her research titled “Synergistic Penicillin-Binding Protein (PBP) Occupancy Patterns against Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) characterized via Confocal Microscopy, Flow Cytometry, and Quantitative Systems Pharmacology.” She was one of nine recipients chosen to present at the conference.
Werkman received the ECCMID 2022 Top Rated Poster Award. Her poster titled, “Simultaneously inactivating three or all four penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) among PBP1a, 1b, 2 and 3 synergistically kills Acinetobacter baumannii (AB),” seeks to find optimal combination dosing strategies that synergistically combat Acinetobacter baumannii.
Shin and Werkman are mentored by Jürgen Bulitta, Ph.D., a professor of pharmacotherapy and translational research in the UF College of Pharmacy, and will present their research during the ECCMID conference in April.