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Bacterial Biofilms



This session will discuss the basics of bacterial biofilms, including their mechanism of formation, composition and factors that contribute to antibiotic resistance and virulence. The session also discusses the biofilms in the context of Lyme disease and discusses the potential link between chronic Lyme and biofilm formation.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for clinical and scientific laboratory professionals who have an interest in bacterial biofilms and chronic infections.

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss the organization and composition of bacterial biofilms.
2. Identify the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance, virulence and persister cell formation in bacterial biofilms.
3. Describe the links between biofilm formation and chronic infections, including examples of Cystic Fibrosis and Lyme disease.

Instruction Level: Basic


Cezar M. Khursigara, PhD
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Guelph


0.5 hour

Release and Expiration Dates

Release Date: August 23, 2022
Expiration Date: August 23, 2024


The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity.

Cezar M. Khursigara, PhD
- Nothing to disclose

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