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CITER Research Workshop: Biofilms in Health and Disease

Calendar Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Calendar 09:00-17:00


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An opportunity to discuss rapid advances that have developed in the field over the past years, to identify how new methodologies and technologies could be applied in biofilm research and to think about research challenges that might develop in the future.

The multidisciplinary program will cover different subjects and will be a mix of basic, clinical and microbiome informatics related topics.

Aimed at established and up-and-coming biofilm researchers and those with interest in the area of biofilms and their application in health and disease.

Keynote speakers

-Dr Mark Webber, Quadram Institute Bioscience: "Adaptation of biofilms to stress results in complex costs and benefits"

-Professor Adam Cunningham, Institute of Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham: "Positive and negative immune responses to pathogens"

-Professor Kevin Foster, University of Oxford: "Cooperation, competition and warfare in biofilms"

-Regents Professor Phil Stewart, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University: "Innate Immunity versus Nascent Biofilm" (video conference)

Guest speakers

-Dr Angela Nobbs, University of Bristol: "Microbial interplay within oral biofilms"

- Dr Llinos Harris, Swansea University: "Staphylococcal medical device infections"

-Dr. Freya Harrison, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick: "Building and using models of lung and wound biofilms"

- Dr Tom Connor, Cardiff University, Public Health Wales and Quadram Institute Bioscience: "Implementing Pathogen Genomics"

Other information

- Lunch and refreshments provided.

- Registration via Eventbrite (password protected).

- Open and free of charge to members of the Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER).

- There is a £30 fee for non-members in Cardiff University / external CITER members.

- Any queries please contact

With thanks to our sponsor

GAMA Healthcare Ltd

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Lecture Theatre
Hadyn Ellis Building
Maindy Road
CF24 4HQ

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