From Bugs to Drugs: Harnessing the Power of Microbes as Living Medicines

The 1st BCS Biotech Writing Competition was held in 2023 where applicants submitted their entries on current biotechnology trends and opinions in Asia. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the perpetual outbreaks of Influenza, most of us see microbes as dangerous organisms. Our 3rd prize winner, Vanessa Lunardi, writes an informative piece that proves otherwise – maybe microbes can be used to benefit humankind after all.