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Bacterial biofilms in porous structures: from biomechanics to control

Project description

Insight into microbial biofilm interactions guides future industrial applications

Microorganisms possess the ability to form biofilms, 3D communities such as those found on dental plaque. The scope of the EU-funded BEBOP project is to understand the biophysical mechanisms underlying the formation of such structures in complex environments such as porous media. Using a combination of microfluidics, bioreactor experiments, fluorescence and X-ray imaging, researchers are investigating the underpinning biophysical processes. Dissecting the interactions between biofilms and their environment will provide fundamental knowledge in biomechanics and physical ecology, and also pave the way towards novel biotechnologies for industrial and societal applications, such as wastewater processing and bioremediation of soils.

Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 649 861,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 1 649 861,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

See on map

Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00