Welcome to our project
“Antibiotics under our feet” aims to raise science capital in the P5-7 (upper primary) age group and their teachers through co-ownership of a citizen science soil project. The project is based at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.
What is under our feet?
We need new molecules to be used as antimicrobial medicines due to the growing global antibiotic crisis.
Help us build an interactive map of the microbiome in our soil.
What do we do with your soil samples?
Videos made by the St Andrews University iGEM team premiered at the Explorathon Global Science Show!
Pupils from Greyfriars and Thornton Primary Schools in Fife took part in our pilot study
Science Discovery Day
Emmajay is one of our researchers. Discover how she uses microbes to find new anti-cancer drugs.
Getting Better Together Shotts Podcast
Rebecca was invited to join the GBT Shotts Science Club.
You asked, we answered
Learners asked us about bacteria, viruses and more. Watch Januka and other researchers answer on our YouTube channel.
#SmashingStereotypes for British Science Week
Meet our inspiring team: find out about diversity and careers in STEM
Latest scientific results
Results from our first batch of DNA sequencing are here!
Teacher professional learning
Our project helps teachers engage with the GTC Scotland Professional Standards
Our learning materials
Our CfE linked interdisciplinary resources aim to give learners the chance to work like scientists.