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October 9th, 2007

PhD fellowships – Nanoscale approaches to bacterial biofilms

Abstract:
As part of a new interdisciplinary research programme supported jointly by the Danish Strategic Research Council and Technical University of Denmark (DTU), "Nanoscale Investigations of Biological Surfaces and Biofilms by Scanning Probe Microscopy", two Ph.D. fellowships are open. The positions are available for a period of 3 years.

Usually harmless bacteria living in close association with humans have the capacity to form surface-bound biofilms on biological membranes or on solid surfaces. Biofilms may cause severe infection problems if they colonize surfaces of indwelling medical devices and artificial body parts. In the biofilm state these bacteria are highly tolerant to antimicrobial treatments and to the immune system and thus may cause severe problems for the patients.

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