Penicillium fungus grown from original Fleming strain goes on world tour to China and India
Penicillium, a fungus which has been grown from a strain of Sir Alexander Fleming’s original culture maintained by CABI, is currently on a world tour to China and India as part of a ‘Superbugs’ exhibition in conjunction with the Science Museum in London.
Exploring Fleming’s Penicillium and the potential of microorganisms
On this day in 1906 the biochemist and Nobel laureate Ernst Chain, best known for his work in the synthetic production of penicillin, was born. To mark his birthday, and to highlight a fascinating exhibition on ‘Superbugs’, the Science Museum has today published a blog and video where CABI’s Genetic Resource Collection Curator Dr Matthew Ryan explores Fleming’s Penicillium and the potential of microorganisms.