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The biofilm matrix and its functional role in the ecology of bacterial communities

Project description

The role of the biofilm matrix in microbial communities

Bacteria live in complex microbial communities predominantly organised in biofilms. Emerging evidence suggests that bacterial intrinsic interactions are driven by biofilm matrix composition. BioMatrix is an EU-funded project that aims to investigate the biofilm-related mechanisms that define microbial communities. Researchers aim to change and track the expression of biofilm matrix components and assess the functional outcome under different ecological conditions. Project results will provide fundamental knowledge into the activity and resilience of microbial communities, with direct biotechnology applications. Moreover, BioMatrix deliverables are expected to shift research away from simplified in vitro studies of single model organisms.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-COG
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Host institution

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 978 602

Beneficiaries (1)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 978 602
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments