Optotracing: Watching biofilms grow

A new family of molecules lets us monitor biofilm formation in real time

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Real-time optotracing of curli and cellulose in live Salmonella biofilms using luminescent oligothiophenes

Ferdinand X Choong, Marcus Bäck, Sara Fahlén, Leif BG Johansson, Keira Melican, Mikael Rhen, K Peter R Nilsson & Agneta Richter-Dahlfors

npj Biofilms and Microbiomes 2, Article number: 16024 (2016)


Ben Libberton

Science Communicator, Freelance

I'm a freelance science communicator, formerly 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.