Dr. Fitnat Yildiz, Institute of Marine Sciences UCSC

Currently hosted by the Ruprecht-Haensel-Labor

Dr. Fitnat Yildiz

Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
Institute of Marine Sciences at University of California in Santa Cruz, California, US

will give a talk on the 12th of October from 1 – 2:30 pm.

Mechanisms and consequences of biofilm formation in Vibrio cholerae

Cholera, a global public health challenge, is caused by the facultative human pathogen Vibrio cholerae. The ability of the pathogen to form biofilms– matrix-enclosed, surface-associated communities– promotes host-to-host transmission and the survival of this bacterium in aquatic habitats between epidemics. Microbial interactions and matrix support mean that biofilm-living bacteria have emergent traits distinct from free-living bacteria. These traits support biological and physicochemical stress resistance. I will discuss the molecular mechanism of biofilm formation in V. cholerae, emergent biofilm properties, their regulation, and effects on the infection cycle of the pathogen.


Dr. Fitnat Yildiz


October 12th, 2023


Conference room of the ZMB, 4th floor
Am Botanischen Garten 11, 24118 Kiel, at Kiel University.

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