Fluorescence images of the extracellular matrix of a bacterial biofilm of S. epidermidis
Analysis of fluorescence images of the extracellular matrix of a bacterial biofilm of S. epidermidis, positioned under a fluorescence microscope (in the background). Copper electrodes were connected to a generator by means of two alligator clips. The biofilms were then subjected to pulsed electric fields in order to disorganise the bacteria. The aim was to understand how the extracellular matrix is organised and how the pulsed electric fields can disorganise it. The long term goal is to use pulsed electric fields to combat nosocomial diseases resistant to antibiotics.