Biofilm

Biofilm

Title: Structure and function of bacterial amyloid surface structures

Most bacteria produce various surface structures of importance for bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation. The aim of this project is to reveal structure and function of amyloid surface structures, primarily fibrils, in a number of environmental and medical biofilms containing microorganisms from various taxonomic groups. Special emphasis is on the amyloids produced by various species of Pseudomonas where amyloid production and regulation is studied with expression systems.

People involved:

  • Per Halkjær Nielsen (PI)
  • Morten S. Dueholm
  • Daniel Otzen (Århus University)
  • Heidi Noelsø Danielsen
  • Mads Søndergaard

Funding:

  • InSpin and Aalborg University
  • Danish Research Council (FNU)

Title: Identification and characterization of microorganism causing fouling in MBR reactors

The aim is to identify and characterize microorganisms causing fouling in MBR reactors. Focus is on the EBPR process. In situ methods and -omics based methods will applied.

People involved:

  • Per Halkjær Nielsen (Project Ieader)
  • Anja Sloth Nielsen
  • Susan Hove Jensen
  • Jeppe L. Nielsen
  • Mads Albertsen
  • Marta Nierychlo
  • ...and others

Funding:

  • The Danish Council for Strategic Research
  • AAU

Title: Identification and characterization of extracellular components in the fouling layer in MBR reactors

The aim is to identify and characterize extracellular components and link these to the microbial producers from the fouling layer in MBR reactors. Focus is on the EBPR process and systems detoxifying micropollutants. In situ methods and –omics based methods will applied.

People involved:

  • Per Halkjær Nielsen (PI)
  • Susan Hove Jensen
  • Jeppe L. Nielsen
  • ...and others

Funding:

  • The Danish Council for Strategic Research
  • AAU

Title: Center for “Design of microbial communities in biomembrane reactors”

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