Where bacteria and eukaryotes meet

Liraz Chai, Elizabeth A. Shank, Vasily Zaburdaev

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The international workshop “Interdisciplinary life of microbes: from single cells to multicellular aggregates,” following a virtual preassembly in November 2021, was held in person in Dresden, from 9 to 13 November 2022. It attracted not only prominent experts in biofilm research but also researchers from broadly neighboring disciplines, such as medicine, chemistry, and theoretical and experimental biophysics, both eukaryotic and prokaryotic. Focused brainstorming sessions were the special feature of the event and are at the heart of this commentary.

Original languageAmerican English
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2024

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  • KEYWORDS biofilms
  • extracellular matrix
  • mechanosensing
  • multicellularity
  • tissues
  • workshop


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