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  • Biophysics and bioengineering
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  • Workshop

Interdisciplinary life of microbes: from single cells to multicellular aggregates

8—12 November 2021 | Dresden, Germany

Venue: Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
Organizer: Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
Contact: Claudia Domaschke
Phone: +49 351 871 1932

Bacteria switch from a nomadic form of life to biofilms when they come in contact with surfaces. Biofilms are complex and robust multicellular communities of bacteria that can be either detrimental, leading to severe infections, or beneficial, such as in plant-microbe associations. Once formed, biofilms are extremely hard to eradicate. Forming virtually on any surface and thus affecting numerous aspects of human life, biofilm research calls for an interdisciplinary effort. This workshop will bring together experts from biology, experimental and theoretical biophysics, and medicine to encourage lively discussions on the multifaceted topic of biofilms.

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