Prof Michael GIVSKOV
Biofilm Biology

Prof. Michael Givskov's expertise includes biofilm biology and identification of targets for their control from the medical domain to general microbiology. His research has produced firsts in biofilm model systems, chemistry of cell-cell signalling and signal jamming. At SCELSE Prof. Givskov is establishing a comprehensive knowledge of the life history of environmental pathogens, including survival mechanisms that allow them to be concealed in urban settings. He runs an extensive chemical biology programme that involves identifying biofilm targets and chemical compounds that disrupt the biofilm mode of life with the aim of developing anti-biofilm drugs that work to increase the efficacy of conventional antibiotics as well as the host immune system.

Recent publications