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The role of bacteriocins in shaping oral biofilms

Project description

The role of bacteriocins in biofilm formation

Bacteriocins are a group of antimicrobial peptides produced by bacteria as a protection strategy against other bacteria. They are found in gene clusters that encompass genes involved in bacteriocin production, immunity and transport. The scope of the EU-funded BOB project is to map bacteriocin gene clusters with associated immunity proteins in oral streptococci. By combining experimental methods and bioinformatics, researchers will explore the role of bacteriocin immunity genes in bacteria interacting during biofilm formation. Moreover, considering that bacteriocins have been suggested as potential alternatives to antibiotics in the future, project results will have important consequences for the healthcare sector.

Coordinator

NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 202 158,72
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Norway

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 202 158,72