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REVIVE Webinar: Biofilms: What are they and why do we care?

– Mark Webber, Group Leader, Quadram Institute (UK)
– Freya Harrison, Principal Investigator, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick (UK)

Presentation 1: Biofilm adaptation – the good the bad and the ugly (Mark Webber) – An introduction to biofilms and their importance in health and disease – Discussion of why biofilms are inherently antimicrobial-resistant – Explanation of how biofilms adapt to antimicrobial stress and the impacts of this on the bacterial cell

Presentation 2: Building & using models of lung and wound biofilms (Freya Harrison) – Why we need tailored models of cystic fibrosis lung and diabetic foot infection – Biofilm and antibiotic-tolerant phenotype of P. aeruginosa in CF lung model – The value of using a synthetic wound model for discovering natural products with antibiofilm potential

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

Date and time: Thu, Oct 21, 2021 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM CEST

Dedicated registration link here.