This Scientist is Looking to Indiegogo for Help Finding New Antibiotics

 - Dec 4, 2013
References: indiegogo & theverge
Biophysicist Dr. Josiah Zayner has the launched ILIAD project, a crowd-sourcing project to discover new antibiotics. This project is looking to enlist an army of citizen scientists to test various plants and insects for antibiotic properties, rather than leave it to a small group of big-money pharmaceutical companies to do it.

Josiah Zayner's and his ILIAD project seek to breath new life into antibiotic research, which has been slowly dying over the past few years. The hope is that with more bodies involved, citizen scientists though they may be, the sheer number of people involved will a huge boost to antibiotic research rather than leaving it ignored while waiting for professionals to finally show interest again.