Control of Bacterial Adhesion and Biofilms: Theory, Methods and Applications

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 90

Special Issue Editors

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Centre for Biomedicine, Hull York Medical School, Cottingham Road, Hardy Building, Hull HU6 7RX, UK
Interests: microbial biofilms; gut microbiome; microbial products; microbial communities; probiotics; natural antimicrobials

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Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via G. Campi 287, 41125 Modena, Italy
Interests: microbiology; multidrug resistance; essential oils; bacterial biofilms; bacteriocin and probiotics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will focus on the mechanisms behind bacterial biofilm formation and adhesion to surfaces. Bacterial biofilms are a significant hazard in many different fields, such as medicine, food safety, water quality, biofouling and many more. However, bacterial adhesion has been recently identified as an important factor for efficient gut colonization by beneficial bacteria that lead to improved human health. In this Special Issue, we welcome articles about biofilm formation by both pathogenic and beneficial bacteria.

Dr. Georgios Efthimiou
Dr. Ramona Iseppi
Guest Editors

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  • biofilm
  • adhesion
  • microbial pathogens
  • microbial communities
  • eradication
  • prevention

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