James D Bryers
Topics of current interest in the field, offered as lectures, conferences, or laboratory. Offered: AWSpS.
Develop a quantitative understanding of the complex biological systems known as biofilms. Advanced concepts of microbiology, biochemistry, and immunology will be integrated with principles of stoichiometry, kinetics, and transport phenomena in order to critically analyze, interpret, design, and control biofilm processes. Through a diet of published literature and lectures, the student will be exposed to the breadth and depth of bacterial biofilms as they impact engineered and medical systems.
Student learning goals
Analyze complex microbial and mammal cell system interactions
Mathematically describe unsteady-state dynamics of biofilm systems
Be able to design and analyze biofilm formation experiments
develop control strategies for unwanted biofilms
design reactor systems for wanted biofilm processes
General method of instruction
lecture & discussion
recommended MATH 307 or AMATH 351, BIOEN 335, BIOL 220
Class assignments and grading