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Pseudomonas aeruginosa - Biofilm Formation, Infections and Treatments

Theerthankar Das

University of Sydney

Through Dr. Theerthankar Das current research in the field of bacterial biofilms at the University of Sydney (Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology), he initiated the establishment of strong collaboration with industry, hospital, and research institutes in Australia such as Whiteley Corporation, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), University of New South Wales, Macquarie University Liverpool Hospital and others.

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Polysaccharides Pyocyanin Proteins Extraceullar DNA Biofilm Cystic fibrosis Wounds Urinary Tract Infection Quroum sensing inhibitors Antioxidants Antiseptics Antibiotics

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P. aeruginosa is an opportunistic Gram-negative bacterium that easily thrive and survive in various biotic and abiotic environment. Colonization and establishment of this bacterium species as biofilms especially in hospitals and other communal environment leads to contamination of water and food and lead cause of healthcare-associated or nosocomial infections. This bacterial species is also most common pathogen in patients with Cystic fibrosis, Urinary Tract Infection, wounds associated infection. Its antibiotic resistance ability is one of the greatest public health challenges of our time and a major cause of mortality and morbidity.

Understanding the mechanism by which P. aeruginosa establish as biofilms, evades antibacterial agents and triggers life-threatening infections in humans is very important. Research on P. aeruginosa has been under limelight for many decades as evidenced by the hundreds of journals, conferences and projects that have been cultivated in this field. Published research papers, conferences and opinions from expert’s scientist, clinicians and healthcare workers in the recent years have undoubtedly enhanced the scientific basis for P. aeruginosa associated infections and treatments.

This book covers a vast expanse of subjects relevant to P. aeruginosa and intends to provide readers with a clear and comprehensive overview of recent advances in this field and development of novel strategies to treat P. aeruginosa associated infections.

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Date completed: September 1st 2020

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Expected publication date: April 17th 2021

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Theerthankar Das

University of Sydney

Dr. Theerthankar Das (School of Medical Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia) is an experienced microbiologist specifically in microbiology, microscopy/imaging, biochemistry, biomedical engineering and cell biology. He completed his PhD from the University of Groningen in 2011. Following his Postdoctoral position at the University of New South Wales (2011-2014), Dr. Das joined the University of Sydney after wining prestigious University of Sydney fellowship (2015). He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at this university and involved in bacterial biofilms research and development of novel strategy to disrupt biofilms and facilitate host cell growth. Dr. Das has won various research funding’s/grants from University, Industry, Government valued over 4 million AUD. In addition, he has won multiple times conference travel awards and regularly invited to deliver lectures at various institutes and biofilm meetings. Dr. Das has authored and co-authored 23 publications in reputed journals and 4 book chapters as first author. He has supervised and co-supervised PhD’s, MPhil, Masters and Honours students and involved in academic teachings for first year Medical students and Advanced Medical Bacteriology students. Dr. Das research has initiated establishment of strong collaboration with industry, hospital and research institutes.

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