Current research projects on biofilms in the institute are

  • set-up and optimization of culture conditions for mixed species biofilms with periodontal pathogens

  • current optimization of culture techniques for investigating pathogens forming biofilms on implant materials

  • in situ hybridization, metabolic markers and antibody techniques for the visualization of biofilm bacteria

  • microscopic techniques to study the three dimensional structures of biofilms

  • gene expression measurements and proteomics of biofilm-organized bacteria

  • prevention / change of biofilm growth by surface modifications and treatments with antiseptics or probiotics