Special Issue "Microbial Biofilms"
A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2015)
Dr. Dacheng Ren
Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, 329 Link Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
Interests: biofilm, antibiotic resistance, virulence, control, therapy
We welcome your submission to this Special Issue of Pharmaceuticals on the topic of Microbial Biofilms. It is well known that microbes are able to attach to both biotic and abiotic surfaces and form heterogeneous structures with microbial cells protected by an extracellular matrix secreted by these attached cells. These complex structures, known as biofilms, are ubiquitous and play important roles in chronic infections. Research in the past four decades has provided critical insights into biofilm physiology and the mechanism of antibiotic resistance. However, a lot more work is still needed to fully understand biofilm biology and associated persistence. Controlling these multicellular structures in clinical settings remains challenging and new therapies are urgently needed to treat biofilm infections. This special issue will focus on new developments in biofilm control using either new agents or through synergy between currently existing agents. Both in vitro and in vivo studies are encouraged.
Prof. Dacheng Ren
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- antibiotic resistance