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16.05.2018 18:00 - 19:00 o'clock

MiCoCo: Dynamics of Bacterial Biofilm Formation and Dispersal

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Knut Drescher, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany

Bacteria frequently occupy densely populated, antibiotic-resistant communities, termed biofilms. It is largely unknown how bacteria organise their collective behaviour inside biofilms, and how biofilms respond dynamically to bacterial viruses (termed phages) or antimicrobials, or other environmental stresses. I will present a new microscopy and imaging method we developed to follow dynamical processes in biofilms at the single-cell level. I will then proceed to show how we applied this novel imaging method in combination with genetics and molecular techniques to discover basic interaction mechanisms of biofilms and phages, how biofilms respond to environmental stresses, and how biofilms disperse. 

Date: May 16, 2018

Time: 6 pm

Location: Lecture Hall Erbertstraße (Großer Hörsaal)

All interested are cordially invited!

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