What’s on : Cafe-scientifique

Don’t Go with the Flow: 3D microscopy to explore the world of bacteria on surfaces

Cafe-scientifique
Date
5 Sep 2018
Start time
7:30 PM
Venue
City Screen Basement Bar
Speaker
Nicola Farthing

Event Information

Don’t go with the flow: 3D microscopy to explore the world of bacteria on surfaces

Nicola Farthing

Many bacterial species are able to attach themselves to surfaces. On these surfaces they they then multiply and produce ‘slime’ to become a structure called a biofilm. These biofilms are ubiquitous and can impact our everyday lives in both positive and negative ways. We used 3D microscopy and mathematical models to investigate how the bacteria’s ability to swim aids them in sticking to the surface and forming biofilms. This increased understanding of their formation may help us to develop surfaces that either promote or prevent biofilms.

Wednesday 5th September in City Screen Basement
Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm presentation

Tickets are free and can be pre-booked by phone or on-line with City Screen (0871 902 5726).

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