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Lecture Joerg C. Tiller


19 March 2009 Bernoulliborg 5161.0151, Nijenborgh 9, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Jörg C. Tiller
Affiliation: Technische Universität Dortmund
Title: Design and mechanisms of antimicrobial surfaces
Date: Thu Mar 19, 2009
Start: 11.00
Location: Bernoulliborg 5161.0151
Host: Ton Loontjens
Telephone: +31 50 363 4512


The surviving and growth of microbes, such as bacteria, fungi, and yeasts, on materials are responsible for many nosocomial infections, spread of infectious deceases, and material deterring in humid environments. Therefore, surfaces and materials that are not susceptible to such microbial contaminations are of great current interest in academic and industrial research. Here, designs that lead to contact-active antimicrobial surfaces by surface grafted antimicrobial polymers and biocidal groups will be presented. Further, we suggest possible microbe-killing mechanisms of such materials based on surfaces with grafted antimicrobial polymers, such as poly(4-vinyl-N-methylpyridinium iodide), antimicrobial quarternary ammonium functions on inert polymeric spacers, and surfaces directly modified with such groups.

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