Research partners

NBIC Lead and Research partner institutes, their key areas related to Biofilms, leading scientists that we are working with, and a list of facilities at hand.

University of Edinburgh – Core University

Soft matter and biological physics /
Active matter / Biofilm molecular structure and function and more

University of Liverpool – Core University

Antimicrobial and Anti-Adhesion Surfaces / Surface Spectroscopies and Imaging of Bio-interfaces

University of Nottingham – Core University

Quorum sensing signalling (gene regulation / analytical chemistry / biosensors)

University of Southampton – Core University

Microbial biofilm development mechanisms and their control / Biofilms in respiratory airway disease

Plymouth Marine Laboratory – Partner Institute

Antifouling technology development / Marine coating testing / Bacterial quorum sensing

Quadram Institute Bioscience – Partner Institute

Investigating the impact of phenotypic heterogeneity of clones within biofilms on community survival / Biofilm physico-chemical characterisation

Queen’s University Belfast – Partner University

Biofilm Control / Mechanisms of Biofilm Formation / Medicinal Chemistry – Novel Protease targets in biofilm formation

The University of Sheffield – Partner University

Biofilm development in chronic wounds / Biofilm in oral disease / Disruption and treatment of corneal biofilm

University of Birmingham – Partner University

Individual-based and differential equation based modelling of bacterial population dynamics and biofilm development

University of Cambridge – Partner University

Current production from photosynthetic cells as biofilms (or in suspension) / Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms

University of Dundee – Partner University

Molecular Microbiology / Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery / Antibiotic Stewardship / Surface Modification

University of Leeds – Partner University

Developing laboratory models of oral biofilms / Identifying factors that drive dysbiosis

University of Portsmouth – Partner University

High throughput methods for the assessment of anti-biofilm technologies / Marine biofilms

UWE Bristol – Partner University

Modelling biofilms / dual species biofilms / phage-treatment of biofilms / use of bioluminescent reporters

James Hutton Institute – Partner Institute

Plant-microbe interactions / Molecular microbiology / Environmental microbiology / Food quality / Nanomaterials

University of St Andrews – Partner University

Biofilm disruption and detection / Discovery of novel anti-biofilm compounds / Natural biofilm development / Role of biofilm in disease

Liverpool John Moores University – Partner University

Effects of the physical environment on biofilms / Mechanosensitive properties of bacteria and biofilms through low-frequency acoustic stimulation

University of Surrey – Partner University

AMR development and transmission / Biofilms on real surfaces (organic and inorganic) / Biofilm control and intervention in disease / Biofilm communites

Manchester Metropolitan University – Partner University

Biofilms / Surfaces / Interfaces / Antimicrobial / Antiadhesive / Food / Biomaterials

University of Bath – Partner University

Biofilm ecology and evolution / Development of anti-biofilm drugs and novel biofilm disruptors

Imperial College London – Partner University

Molecular Microbiology of Biofilm formation, Dispersal / Bacterial communication, chemotaxis and signalling.

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