Bacterial Antibiotic Response in Micro-Environments

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Bacterial Antibiotic Response in Micro-Environments

  • Event time: 1:00pm until 2:00pm
  • Event date: 9th October 2017
  • Speaker: Daniel Taylor (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

Understanding how bacteria respond to antibiotics is important in light of a global antibiotic crisis. Research in this field generally uses bulk growth media, but it is common for bacterial infections to occur in biological niches of small volume, such as eukaryotic cell interiors and biofilms. We have recently finished developing an experimental microfluidic system that can confine small bacterial colonies in carefully controlled micro-environments, using this system we aim to study the effects of confinement on bacterial antibiotic response in biologically relevant volumes. 

About Condensed Matter lunchtime seminars

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..

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