September 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Physics Colloquium | Collective Dynamics in Bacterial Populations, Sept. 25

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo of  Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain on “Collective Dynamics in Bacterial Populations”, on Friday, Sept. 25, the Teams website will open at 3:50 pm and will begin at 4:10 an Online Departmental Colloquium. Links to join virtual follows:


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Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo

Abstract: In spite of their unicellular character, bacteria have powerful mechanisms that allow them to function collectively. Going beyond classical methods based on quorum sensing, in this talk I will discuss how bacteria use electrical signaling to coordinate their behavior in bacterial biofilms.

In the second part, I will focus on how antibiotic sharing impacts antibiotic tolerance in mixed bacterial populations.

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