Ms ZHANG Yingdan
PhD Student

Supervisor: Prof. Yehuda Cohen; Co-supervisor: Asst. Prof. Cao Bin

Project Title: Construction of defined reproducible multispecies biofilms and quantification of the bioprocesses

The high heterogeneity and limited long-term robustness make biofilm-based performances difficult to predict and control, hence restricting its applications in engineering industry. The objective of this project is to construct predictable and reproducible biofilms by utilising biofilm mimics in artificial matrix. Hydrogel is chosen for the artificial matrix construction, featuring for its high water content and good biocompatibility. Performances of the mimic biofilms in hydrogel are quantified and engineered toward a controllable and predictable system.