Modelling approaches to bacterial biofilm growth (CMALS seminar)

John Ward (Loughborough University)

Thursday 17th May, 2012 14:00-15:00 Maths & Stats Bldg, LT 325


In this talk I will be presenting some of my work, in collaboration with many others, on the growth and regulation of bacterial biofilms; these are slimy colonies of non-motile bacteria on solid-fluid surfaces that have a number of inmplications in medicine and industry. The models to be discussed consist of nonlinear systems of PDEs and were analysed using asymptotic and computational methods. The main results and insights drawn from the work will be summarised.

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