The aim of the course is to explore given biofilms with different methods to gain information about their structure and function. The course aims to teach major tools used in biofilm research: biofilm imaging, microsensor techniques and mathematical modelling.
Lectures are mainly scheduled in the mornings. In the afternoon, practical sessions on microscopy, sensors and modelling are planned. The course is a hands-on course. Attendees should feel free to communicate to the organisers whether their personal samples could be analysed or not. A windows computer (with OneNote) is needed during the course. We can provide a Surface Pro 4. Here you can find the flyer 2019 and program 2019.
Who should attend?
The course is intended for scientists (PhD students and post-doctoral researchers) in microbiology, environmental technology, bioengineering and related areas, who are going to use this combined approach for characterisation of their own microbial biofilms.
There is a maximum classroom capacity. You are therefore required to submit a CV including a description of your project and research interests with your registration. If we receive more registrations than there are places available, the course board will make a selection based on the documents you submitted.