This course will give you an introduction to bacteria and chronic infections. Leading experts in the field will make you familiar with the fundamental concepts of microbiology and bacteriology such as single cell bacteria, biofilm formation, and acute and chronic infections.
Introduction to Bacteria and Infections Welcome to the course. During this first module you will be introduced to bacteria and infections in general, including the difference between planktonic and biofilm growing bacteria. Have fun, cheers Thomas
Properties of Biofilms and Chronic Infections Hello everyone, welcome to the second module. During this module you will learn about the specific properties of biofilms and chronic infections.
Bacteria and biofilms as natural inhabitants of our body Welcome to module 3. This module deals with Bacteria and biofilms as natural inhabitants of our body,and in the forums we will be discussing their role on our health.
Bacteria and biofilms in chronic infections Dear all welcome to module 4. Here we will present several types of chronic infections and how biofilms are related to themI hope you will enjoy it :-)
Diagnosis and treatment of chronic infections Hi hello Biofilmers welcome to module 5.During this module you will learn about the difficulties of diagnosing and treating chronic infections.
I hope you will enjoy
The evolutionary perspectives of biofilms Dear all, welcome to this last module of the course. In this module you will learn about the evolutionary aspects of biofilms. You will hear about how bacteria adapt to chronic infections and how bacteria can cooperate or fight each other.
I hope you will have fun
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