Biofilms in Our Daily Life [S-17-8]
|Location:||SUNY: Maxcy 104|
|Classes:||1 Session 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Tue 2:00 PM 03/21|
In this presentation you will learn about Biofilms – often the sticky matter formed on a material’s surface. You will also learn how biofilms can cause infections – for example: plaque on teeth, slime on rocks, scale buildup on pipes and drains, etc. Biofilm can also grow on medical devices like catheters, and they also can encase bacteria, making bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The presenter will share her research on how to control the growth of biofilms on medical devices, and in general. She will also talk about some of the benefits of biofilms.
Dana Barry is a Research Professor at Clarkson University. She has over 200 professional publications. She is the co-editor of the book, Biofilm and Materials Science, published by Springer. Dana has many honors and awards for her work.