As a microbiologist, I found this counterintuitive

Multidisciplinary approaches are really helping us to address microbiological problems.

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Jan 20, 2016
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I really like this paper from Biofilms and Microbiomes:

http://www.nature.com/articles/npjbiofilms201522

As a microbiologist, the hypothesis seems counter intuitive - how can pores prevent bacterial attachment? Surely bacteria will become trapped and attach more strongly.

Well, tell that to a physicist and they explain what Guoping Feng showed in the article.

The hypothesis and findings in this paper are a good example of the sort of information we can generate by working in multidisciplinary teams.

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Ben Libberton

Science Communicator, Freelance

I'm a freelance science communicator, formally a Postdoc in the biofilm field. I'm interested in how bacteria cause disease and look to technology to produce novel tools to study and ultimately prevent infection.

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