Canadian Biophysicists in the News: Maikel Rheinstädter & Student Andree Khondker

The research of Biophysical Society of Canada member, Maikel Rheinstädter, and his undergraduate student, Andree Khondker – a recent BSC travel award winner to the 2018 Biophysical Society meeting in San Francisco where he won a student research achievement award – was recently highlighted in the Hamilton Spectator. This dynamic team of researchers has discovered a new way that bacteria fight off antibiotics, by stiffening their cell membranes and changing the membrane’s electric charge to prevent the attraction of oppositely charged antibiotics. Read more about this research here.