Biofilms: are you being surfaced?

Thursday 24 March 2016

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Biofilms cause ~65% of all human infections and are especially troublesome when adhered on biomaterial implants and devices, including teeth. Current research focuses on counting numbers of adhering microbes or determining biofilm volumes. Questions about “how do bacteria know they are on a surface”, and “how do they regulate their response to different surfaces” have been largely ignored so far, but might provide new clues to developing new preventive measures against biomaterial-associated infections.

Therefore the focus of the 6th Thesinge biofilm meeting (september 12th 2016) will be centred around: “Microbes: those deaf, dumb and blind kids sure play a mean pin ball: They know where they are and what to do!”

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