Bacterial colonization of material surfaces create a multitude of problems in our society, but can also be beneficial. In my research we focus on understanding bacterial colonization of material surfaces. We also try to use this knowledge to create coatings that could prevent bacterial colonization of for example medical devices. In another project, we investigate how natural coatings of microorganisms (biofilms) in fresh water influence pharmaceuticals released into the environment.
The research in my group is highly interdisciplinary and we collaborate with colleagues for example in Brazil and England. More information about the collaboration project can be found here.