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Interdisciplinary life of microbes: from single cells to multicellular aggregates (re-scheduled to 8-12 November 2021 due to covid19)

Date
Nov 2, 2020 - Nov 6, 2020
Time
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker
Liraz Chai, Elizabeth Shank, Vasily Zaburdaev
Affiliation
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Series
MPI-PKS Workshops, Seminare und Konferenzen
Language
en
Main Topic
Physik
Other Topics
Biologie
Host
Claudia Domaschke
Description
Bacteria switch from a nomadic form of life to biofilms when they come in contact with surfaces. Biofilms are complex and robust multicellular communities of bacteria that can be either detrimental, leading to severe infections, or beneficial, such as in plant-microbe associations. Once formed, biofilms are extremely hard to eradicate. Forming virtually on any surface and thus affecting numerous aspects of human life, biofilm research calls for an interdisciplinary effort. This workshop will bring together experts from biology, experimental and theoretical biophysics, and medicine to encourage lively discussions on the multifaceted topic of biofilms.




Topics include

Biofilm structure, mechanics, and rheology
Cell differentiation and multicellularity
Communication in biofilms: quorum sensing and signaling
Biofilm extracellular matrix
Functional amyloids
Biofilms in medicinal settings
Antibiotic resistance of biofilms
Biofilm imaging: seeing through the film
Biofilm ecology and evolution
Theoretical modeling and simulations

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Location

Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer SystemeNöthnitzer Straße3801187Dresden
Phone
+ 49 (0)351 871 0
E-Mail
MPI-PKS
Homepage
http://www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de

Organizer

Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer SystemeNöthnitzer Straße3801187Dresden
Phone
+ 49 (0)351 871 0
E-Mail
MPI-PKS
Homepage
http://www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de
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