“Fluid/biofilm interactions: Models and experiments”
Speaker: Prof. Nick Cogan– Marion Bradley Brennan Professor, Department of Mathematics, Florida State University
Abstract: Biofilms are aggregates of bacteria and secreted polymers that form on almost any surface including ship hulls, catheters, teeth and within the mucus lining the lungs. Understanding the interplay between mechanics, chemistry and biology is crucial for removing deleterious biofilms. This talk will describe a series of models aimed at including more realistic mechanics in the context of mechanical removal of a biofilm.