2 Days of biofilm discussions

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!