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Disruptive: Putting Biofilms to Work

Biofilms are commonly known as the slime-producing bacterial communities sitting on stones in streams, dirty pipes and drains, or dental plaque. However, Wyss Core Faculty member Neel Joshi is working to subvert and take advantage of the very properties that make biofilms so effective as nuisances or threats. In this episode of Disruptive, Joshi and postdoctoral fellow Anna Duraj-Thatte discuss the development of a novel protein engineering system called BIND, Biofilm-Integrated Nanofiber Display, using biofilms as a new platform for creating ways that can help clean up polluted rivers, manufacture pharmaceutical products, and fabricate new textiles.

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