Atomic force microscopy of biofilm adhesion

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy


The adhesion of bacteria to different surfaces affects a variety of different industrial problems. Here the adhesion of different bacteria to surfaces will be determined by atomic force microscopy. The project is directed at an understanding of the adhesion of bacteria and biofilm formation under different environments. Knowledge of bacterial adhesion will be applied to improve environments whereby the formation of biofilms can be better controlled.


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Blakeman JT (2019) Extracellular DNA Provides Structural Integrity to a Micrococcus luteus Biofilm. in Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509346/1 01/10/2015 30/03/2021
1647943 Studentship EP/N509346/1 01/10/2015 30/09/2019 Jamie Blakeman