Eleonora is visiting IMEDEA Institute in Mallorca to study the influence of biofilm streamers formation on the downward transport of microplastics in the Ocean, in collaboration with Marco Polin and Idan Tuval.
Check out our latest bioRxiv preprint about the specific contribution of bacterial secreted extracellular DNA and exopolysaccharide Pel, two important components in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms, to the formation and the mechanical properties of the streamers! “The structural role of bacterial eDNA in the formation of biofilm streamers“
Eleonora will be convener of the “Biochemical and Hydrodynamic Processes in Biofilms and Porous Media” session at AGU (New Orleans, LA and online event – December 13 – 17, 2020). See you online! The deadline for abstract submission is August 4th, 2020.
Looking forward to sharing my research with colleagues at the University of Melbourne on May the 5th!
Check out our latest bioRxiv preprint, in collaboration with Prof. Paolo Arosio! “Dynamic arrest and aging of biomolecular condensates are regulated by low-complexity domains, RNA and biochemical activity“
Chantal Dillier joined the group to conduct her Master Thesis on biofilm-membrane systems, a project in collaboration with Dr. Nicolas Derlon at Eawag. Welcome, Chantal!
Check out our latest paper, in collaboration with Dr. Hansjörg Seybold, published in Frontiers in Physics! “Localization in Flow of Non-Newtonian Fluids Through Disordered Porous Media“
Check out our latest paper published in Lab on a chip! Congratulations Roberto! “Sequential capillarity-assisted particle assembly in a microfluidic channel“
Abstract submission for the “MS5: Biochemical processes and biofilms in porous media” session at InterPore2021 is now open! The conference will take place online from May the 31st to June the 3rd. See you online!
Poster award at the Italian Soft Days 2020. Giovanni Savorana won the Best Poster Award at the Italian Soft Days 2020. Congratulations Giovanni!
The scientific community is being challenged by the COVID19 pandemic as never before. One important aspect was the annulment of all the conferences and seminars in presence. For the first time, we had to give up these rewarding moments of exchange of ideas, feeling a bit like athletes unable to play and perform. Our solution was moving everything online! I must say it’s a tough challenge, but it’s a sign nothing can held exchange back. Impatiently awaiting for the next plane we will take with our poster tube, this is Eleonora’s talk at the Bio Active Fluids seminar series.
Check out our latest paper published in Scientific Reports! “Mapping the local viscosity of non-Newtonian fluids flowing through disordered porous structures“
Eleonora will be convener of the “Biochemical and Hydrodynamic Processes in Biofilms and Porous Media” session at AGU (virtual format – December 7-11, 2020). See you online! The deadline for abstract (link: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm20/prelim.cgi/Session/103669) submission is July 29th, 2020.
Check out our latest paper published in Nature Communications! “The effect of flow on swimming bacteria controls the initial colonization of curved surfaces”
Join InterPore2020 online! Call for abstract is currently open.
Check out our latest paper published in the New Journal of Physics “Encounter rates between bacteria and small sinking particles“!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic a number of our lab members have been involved with establishing the helpfulETH initiative. helpfulETH is a platform which aims to provide short-term engineering solutions for needs in the healthcare sector caused through the current COVID-19 epidemic situation.
Eleonora will be chairing the “Biochemical processes and biofilms in porous media” session at InterPore 2020 held in Qingdao, China, 24 -29 May. See you there!
Welcome to Sam who has joined the lab to focus on biofilm formation in the presence of pH gradients.
Eleonora Secchi has been awarded a prestigious PRIMA Grant to work on biofilm formation in flow – congrats Eleonora!