Advances in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Control

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Biofilm".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2024 | Viewed by 903

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Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, Center for Advanced Studies and Technology (CAST), Gabriele d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, 66100 Chieti, Italy
Interests: biofilm formation; cystic fibrosis; lung infections; antibiotic resistance; antimicrobial compounds; Pseudomonas aeruginosa
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Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, Center for Advanced Studies and Technology (CAST), Gabriele d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, 66100 Chieti, Italy
Interests: biofilm formation; cystic fibrosis; lung infections; probiotics; antibiotic resistance; antimicrobial compounds; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Stenotrophomonas maltophilia; bacterial pathogenesis; microbial cooperation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pseudomonas aeruginosa was recently recognized as one of the most life-threatening bacteria and listed as a priority pathogen for research and development of new antibiotics by the WHO. Common antibiotics exhibit limited efficacy due to bacterial adaptability and intrinsic antibiotic resistance. Additionally, treatment is hindered by the P. aeruginosa ability to form biofilms which protect them from antibiotics, disinfectants, and host immunity, conferring the capacity for colonization and long-term persistence. Indeed, highly structured biofilms are observed in patients with chronic infections, resulting in high healthcare and economic consequences. Therefore, it is needed to develop therapeutic strategies as an alternative to traditional antibiotics, expected to disarm and eradicate P. aeruginosa.

Making a considerable contribution to the scientific community, this Special Issue aims to collect original research articles, short communications, reviews, and mini-reviews on all aspects of P. aeruginosa biofilm control and prevention strategies, thus providing a platform for researchers interested in sharing their recent results. Studies providing new insights into innovative therapeutic strategies (e.g., antimicrobial peptides, bacteriophages, natural products, nanoparticles, nanocarriers, EPS and QS inhibitors, photodynamic and photothermal strategies) to counteract biofilm formation and established (mature) biofilms in P. aeruginosa will be considered for publication.

Prof. Dr. Giovanni Di Bonaventura
Dr. Arianna Pompilio
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • biofilm control
  • antibiofilm strategies
  • antibiotic resistance
  • chronic infections
  • wound infections
  • lung infections

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