SFB 937

Biofilm growth of exoelectrogens

Collective processes in the formation of electroactive biofilms of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 will be studied in this project by means of mathematical models as well as computer simulations. External gradients of the electrochemical potential and electric field are known to be important parameters of the system. Their effect on biofilm formation will be studied, from the early stages to its steady-state morphology.