PhD ceremony: C.P. Xu, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Thesis: Bacteria-protein interactions in bacterial adhesion
Promotor(s): prof. W. Norde, prof. H.J. Busscher, prof. H.C. van der Meij
Faculty: Medical Sciences
The challenge of this thesis was to present a multiple approach to study bacteria-protein interactions, based on the use of a parallel plate flow chamber (PPFC), isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) and atomic force microscope (AFM), to characterize interactions operative in initial bacterial adhesion which accounts for non-specific macroscopic as well as specific molecular interactions.
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