Supervisor: HORVÁTH, Györgyi
Co-supervisor: Dr. ÁCS, Kamilla
Antibiotic resistance poses a considerable problem in public health, therefore the search for new antimicrobial agents is essential. Essential oils have various effects, their antibacterial and antifungal activities have also been reported. Throughout history, medicinal plants containing essential oil have been used against various diseases, e.g. the spread of plague (black death) used to be prevented with burning of essential oil plants. In the course of investigations the student will learn the process of essential oil distillation, then the most commonly used antimicrobial assays of essential oils, such as tube-dilution and direct bioautography. The aim of our work is to find new and effective antibacterial and/or antifungal essential oils. The student’s work will be organized at the Department of Pharmacognosy and the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Immunology.