Grant: Boo Shan Tseng

Boo Shan Tseng (Life Sciences) received a prestigious early career research grant sponsored by the international Human Frontier Science Program, in collaboration with William Durham (University of Sheffield), John Whitney (McMaster University), and Julien Bergeron (King’s College London). The project is "The bacterial biofilm as a multicellular organism: from molecules to populations.” Most bacteria reside in biofilms, which are communities of microbes that are adhered to each other and to a surface. Since biofilm bacteria have increased tolerance to various stresses, understanding how bacteria form these communities is critical for our manipulation of biofilms to benefit society. This grant uses an integrated approach to study biofilms from the molecular to population level, using cutting-edge microfluidic techniques.

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