Center for Biomedical Microbiology

Former organisational unit. 01/07/08.

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Organisation profile

CBM focuses on control of pathogenic bacteria, in particular opportunistic pathogenic bacteria which cause chronic infections. These bacteria live as biofilm communities and they have become evident in environmental, industrial, and medical problems. NIH estimates biofilms are involved in 60% of all bacterial infections. Biofilms can withstand the action of the immune system and tolerate the highest deliverable doses of antibiotics. At the present, biofilm infections cannot be efficiently treated.

Biofilm infections are becoming more and more common with the increase in aging population and the concomitant use of artificial organs and joints which create ideal environments for a biofilm based infection.

CBM therefore addresses a very important problem in society which at the moment no other Danish institution deals with.

The aim is to devise new anti-bacterial strategies and develop “intelligent” treatment scenarios for medical and industrial purposes and educate civil engineers and PhD’s with expertise in the field of biomedical engineering.

Understand biofilm biology
Develop anti-biofilm drugs with high target specificity
No development of resistance
No effect on beneficial flora
Natural prophylaxis and treatment against chronic infections.

 

Contact information

Matematiktorvet
301
DK-2800
Kgs. Lyngby
Denmark
  • Phone: +45 4525 2500
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Publications

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  • Journal of Bacteriology

    ISSNs: 0021-9193

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1067-883

    American Society for Microbiology, United States

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 1

    Central database

    Journal

  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology

    ISSNs: 0099-2240, 00992240

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1070-629

    American Society for Microbiology, United States

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 2

    Central database

    Journal

  • Molecular Microbiology

    ISSNs: 0950-382X, 0950382x

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1365-2958

    Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., United Kingdom

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 1

    Central database

    Journal

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