Based on great evaluations and success we are now, for the fifth time in a row, opening for applications to the online course on Bacterial Biofilms and Their Role in Chronic Infections. The course can be followed by both Master degree and PhD students, as well as professionals that live up to the admission criteria.
WHY STUDY BACTERIAL BIOFILMS AND CHRONIC INFECTIONS? Bacteria display two life forms during growth and proliferation. In one form the bacteria appear as single, free-floating cells (planktonic), in the other form bacteria are organized in aggregates. The latter form is commonly referred to as the biofilmmode of growth.
These two life forms have serious implications for bacterial infections in humans. Acute infections involve planktonic bacteria and are most often treatable. Chronic infections are most likely caused by bacterial biofilms and are nearly impossible to treat with antibiotics and other disinfectants.