Packers’ practice field soil helping UW-Green Bay students discover life-saving antibiotics | WLUK

“Local students looking to identify new life-saving antibiotics are getting some help from the Green Bay Packers. UW-Green Bay science students are taking part in the worldwide ‘Tiny Earth’ initiative that uses a global network of college students in 15 countries and almost every state in the U.S., to identify new antibiotics produced by bacteria in soil environments. This year, UWGB students will study a soil sample from Clarke Hinkle Field, one of the two Packers outdoor practice fields.”

‘A soil sample from the Packers’ practice field is incredibly exciting to our Wisconsin Tiny Earth students,’ said UW-Green Bay Professor Brian Merkel (Biology). ‘The partnership is a testament to the good that happens when partnerships, including high schools, colleges, business and industry, including the Packers, come together for the common good.’

Students will present their findings at the Tiny Earth in Titletown Symposium at the Lambeau Field Atrium on Dec. 6.” See more via Packers’ practice field soil helping UWGB students discover life-saving antibiotics | WLUK.