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Compressive strength of fungal and oral biofilms: biological and environmental influences

Paramonova, E., 2009, s.n.. 113 p.

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  • Ekaterina Paramonova
Biofilms play an important role in medically-related fields as they are a major cause of many clinical infections. Knowledge about properties of medically-related biofilms can be beneficial for making predictions about effectiveness of treatments and for development of new medications. In my thesis I investigated which factors influence strength of fungal biofilms of Candida species and oral biofilms. C. albicans is the most frequently isolated fungal species in clinical infections; other Candida species recently emerged as clinically important pathogens. Oral biofilms are known to cause dental caries and periodontitis. In my thesis I studied how morphological and species composition, biofilm architecture, hydrodynamic conditions during growth, slime composition and quorum sensing influence biofilm mechanical properties. Based on my findings, I made suggestions for potential treatments and future work in the area of medical biofilm mechanics.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
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Award date11-May-2009
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Print ISBNs9789036737678
Electronic ISBNs9789036738453
Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

  • Proefschriften (vorm), Aggregatie, eigenschappen, Confocale microscopie , Bacteriële infecties, Biofilms, Candida albicans, Schimmelinfecties, Druk, Mechani, overige, materiaaloppervlakken, materiaalgrensvlakken:, tandheelkunde

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