e.biofilm โ€” Group of Excellence on Engineered Biofilms

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๐Ÿ”ฌ Laboratory Opening Announcement!

๐ŸงซLast Wednesday, April 24แต—สฐ, we celebrated the opening of the e.Biofilm laboratory at Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto! The enthusiasm on our inaugural day was palpable as we embarked on this exciting journey.

๐Ÿ”ฌ Our laboratory is equipped with cutting-edge technology and resources to support groundbreaking research on biofilm engineering. We’re incredibly grateful for the support and dedication of our team in bringing this vision to life.

๐Ÿ™Œ A special thank you to everyone who joined us for the opening ceremony and celebrated this milestone with us. We’re excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and look forward to pushing the boundaries of knowledge in our field.

Letโ€™s get to work!


e.Biofilm Seminars:

The e.biofilm team has the privilege to welcome ๐๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ. ๐๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ฉ ๐’. ๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ญ, a Regents Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University as a speaker for the upcoming seminar: โ€œ๐๐ข๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฆ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐–๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐ฒ๐œ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐’๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐’๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐žโ€.

This seminar is open to ๐…๐„๐”๐ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ. Be welcome to join. To attend, please register using the QR code provided below or by following this link:


The seminar is scheduled for April 17th at 10 am, at the Chemical Engineering Department, in the Event Room E107. The seminar will be followed by a coffee break in the Hall in front of the Event Room.

New publication on Focus Area 1

We’re excited to announce our first article as part of e.biofilm!
We review the ecology of Legionella pneumophila in biofilms, proposing a model of transcriptional activity that draws parallels with the biphasic cycle carried out intracellularly in host cells, namely protozoa and macrophages. Please check it online at

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioflm.2024.100196 and let us know if you want to talk about these insights!

e.Biofilm Seminars:

The e.biofilm team has the privilege to welcome Prof. Birthe Kjellerup, the Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland as a speaker for the upcoming seminar: โ€œCONSIDERATIONS ON DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT WHEN THINKING SCIENCE AND STRUCTURING ACADEMIC TEAMSโ€.

Additionally, a panel discussion featuring Portuguese Researchers will be held during the seminar. They will share insights on the significant challenges encountered in building collaborations, as well as strategies employed as early career researchers to get invited to join other collaborations.

This seminar is open to FEUP community, and we believe it presents an excellent opportunity for Early Career Researchers and PhD students who are actively developing their professional networks and advancing their careers.

To attend this seminar, please register using the QR code provided or by following this link:


We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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