Dr. Decho's laboratory researches attached microbial communities, called "BIOFILMS". Biofilm formation is important to the fundamental functioning of natural systems, but is also a significant problem in engineered systems and biomedical processes (e.g. hospital-acquired infections and persistent infections, biofouling of implant devices, and engineered drug delivery). We study processes related to biofilms including chemical communication among bacteria, nanoparticle delivery of antibiotics.
Arnold School of Public Health
Environmental Health Sciences
Type of Activity
United Kingdom, Australia, Germany
Institutional Focus Areas
Biomedical Sciences, Nanotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Science and Engineering (Other), Health Sciences