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Bacterial Biofilms and Their Role in Chronic Infections

University of Copenhagen

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About

The focus of the Bacterial Biofilms and Their Role in Chronic Infections course at the University of Copenhagen is to provide the participants with a basic understanding of bacterial biofilms and of the health care problems related to infections involving bacterial biofilms.

Overview

The participants will learn to describe and explain the basis for biofilms in chronic infections and to recognize relevant biofilm model system and interpret results thereof.

Why study bacterial biofilms and chronic infections?

Bacteria display two life forms during growth and proliferation. In one form the bacteria appear as single, free-floating cells (planktonic), in the other form bacteria are organized in aggregates. The latter form is commonly referred to as the biofilm mode of growth.

These two life forms have serious implications for bacterial infections in humans. Acute infections involve planktonic bacteria and are most often treatable. Chronic infections are most likely caused by bacterial biofilms and are nearly impossible to treat with antibiotics and other disinfectants.

The Bacterial Biofilms and Their Role in Chronic Infections course at the University of Copenhagen can be followed by both Master's degree and PhD students, as well as professionals that live up to the admission criteria.

Programme Structure

The participants will learn how to:

  • recognize, and distinguish biofilms from planktonic bacteria both in nature and in medical related situations
  • illustrate and examine health care problems caused by infections involving bacterial biofilms
  • explain and analyze the consequences of biofilms in chronic infections
  • recognize and design relevant biofilm model system and interpret their results
  • design and develop their own biofilm model including strategies for future research 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 3 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

5 ECTS

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

All applicants must have a microbiological background on at least BSc level.

Tuition Fee

Funding

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