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Mathematical Insight in Biofilm Structure and Function

  • Sept. 23, 2013
  • 2 p.m.
  • LeConte 312

Abstract

Bacteria are ubiquitous. Instead of living individually, bacteria appear to live in a society called biofilm, which is a microorganism with glue-like extra-cellular polysaccharide substance. In this talk, our recent work on biofilm modeling would be presented. Special focus on the mechanism of quorum sensing and antimicrobial persistence in biofilm would be addressed, along with 3D numerical simulations. The bacteria motility issue in biofilm would be discussed, as well. Our modeling approach appears to be effective and provides an insight in understanding biofilm structure and function.

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