Biofilm workgroup meeting in Helsingør 2022 #DanishBiofilmWorkshop
Organizers: Thomas Bjarnsholt and Mette Burmølle
What a treat to be updated on current knowledge on biofilm diagnostics, evolution, social interactions, adhesion and molecular mechanisms.
Saghar presented a poster on her work on biofilms on:
“Biofilm formation gene expression of Pseudomonas aeruginosa downregulates in response to sublethal antimicrobial photodynamic inactivation”
Taru gave and oral presentations about the use of Raman for profiling ARg:
“Profiling antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli strains displaying differential antibiotic susceptibilities using Raman spectroscopy”
I presented her and Liselotte’s ideas for addressing the question of mineral facilitated propagation of antibiotics resistance genes:
"Distribution of antibiotic resistance genes in the environment: The role of micro-environments and interfacial geochemistry for ARg-transfer dynamics"
It was excellent to talk to colleagues and an IRL audience again. Also, I had not realized how I missed mingling in poster sessions.
Thanks to the organizers for a great meeting (and to VILLUM FONDEN for funding our research), we left with a lot of food for thoughts!