• Bacterial Interactions in in vitro BiofilmsAlthough competitive interactions between bacteria (bacterial interference) are likely to represent a key aspect of many infectious processes, the nature of these interactions within mixed biofilm communities is […]
Biofilm Volatile Compounds
Bacteria produce and release into their headspace a wide variety of volatile secondary metabolites. However, While detection and quantification of these volatiles as attractive or repellent odors and aromas are of great interest in food and cosmetic bioprocesses, […]
Biofilm formation on medical devices is associated with hospital-acquired (nosocomial) infections. Due to biofilms’ high tolerance to antibiotics, classical treatments lack efficacy, and removal of the biofilm-contaminated device is often the only therapeutic option. […]
We designed a continuous-flow culture system in which biofilm formation can be reproducibly monitored and controlled in microfermentors handled at flow-rates avoiding accumulation of planktonic bacteria. This model is suited for biofilm macroscopic analysis, […]
2017Biofilm microenvironment induces a widespread adaptive amino-acid fermentation pathway conferring strong fitness advantage in Escherichia coli, PLoS Genetics, In Press.
2017Biological and chemical strategies for exploring inter- and intrakingdom communication mediated via bacterial volatile signals., Nat. Protoc. in press.
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2014Aerial exposure to the bacterial volatile compound trimethylamine modifies antibiotic resistance of physically separated bacteria by raising culture medium pH, MBio 2014;5(1):e00944-13.