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Title: Biophysics and Adaptation of Bacteria in Nanofabricated Landscapes
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Dekker, Cees
Issue Date: 9-Dec-2009
Event Date: 9-Dec-2009
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 box 1.4
Notes: Institute for Advanced Study Workshop: Evolution: Foundations, Fundamentals, and Disease. Session 3: The role of evolution in biological disease: mostly bacteria.
Abstract: Cees Dekker will discuss various aspects of their research in Delft where‐‐following pioneering work in the Princeton group‐‐they use nanofabrication to construct landscapes for bacteria, which allows to study the interaction between bacteria and their habitat with an unprecedented control of the spatial structure and habitat parameters. They can use the technology to define food‐rich and food‐poor islands as well as channels that mutually couple the island populations with a controlled strength. Bacteria form a metapopulation, a set of local populations distributed across the islands. Single bacteria can hop from one island to the next through the channels, which they can track using fluorescence microscopy. The structure of the island habitats, the food‐waste exchange and stress levels can all be nanofabricated.
Duration: 53 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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