Biofilms Translational Research: an npj Biofilms and Microbiomes collection
Most microorganisms do not live as single cells, but within spatially organised diverse communities known as biofilms.
We’re pleased to share that a special collection in npj Biofilms and Microbiomes titled, ‘Biofilm Translational Research’ has been created to review the impact of biofilms across sectors, illustrate translational research on biofilms carried out by NBIC and our partners, and highlight key issues on the successful translation of biofilm research.
NBIC is addressing four strategic themes: Prevent, Detect, Manage, and Engineer (PDME) biofilms by capitalising on world class underpinning research and infrastructure to address sectoral challenges identified together with our industry partners. This collection addresses these four strategic themes.
Image by Birte Hollmann under the supervision of Kim Hardie and Jonathan Aylott.
Biofilm Translational Research Collection Editors
Miguel Cámara is Professor of Molecular Microbiology and University of Nottingham NBIC Co-Director. His research interests focus on quorum sensing signalling, mechanisms of biofilm formation, novel anticrobial target discovery and sensitising biofilms to antimicrobials. He has also been working on the identification and exploitation of biomarkers of infection in Cystic Fibrosis.
Alain Filloux is Director of the Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and visiting professor at Imperial College London. He is an international leader in studying Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenesis who published seminal papers on the T2SS. His current work is on c-di-GMP signalling, and type VI secretion system (T6SS), the latter being a nano-weapon involved in modulating the composition of polymicrobial populations.