Focusing the Inulin project, smith-gilkerson assay to determine presences…
Focusing the Inulin project
What feels important to and engages me/us?
cute little shapes
making a difference in healthcare
sugar, esp skittles
biointeraction with shapes
bridging the gpas
immune cells fight pathogens
quick invitro assays
complex dynamic systems
improve diagnostic testing
What is relevant to the outside world (about inulin and prebiotics and electrospinning)?
inulin a fat substitue
rheological properties = similar to fat
non harsh processing conditions
to stabilize bioactive molecules
omega 3 oils
ho does bacteria behave?
does it prolong bacteria life?
degradation study of the inulin
feed to good bacteria
different ones feed different bacterias (because of different transport proteins
what bacteria does inulin feed?
What is important/relevant to Mike?
Leo's paper (which one?)
Thermal augmentation of vancomycin against Staph. Biofilms
turbidity measurements during growth of bacteria to look at growth rate
live/dead cells on confocal
effects of temp on morph., polymeric, and mech. props of staph epi biofilms
quantitative growth culture
bicinchoninic acid assay 9BCA)
what do I/we already know?
Keeping in mind the timeframe of ~4-5months
smith-gilkerson assay to determine presences of a polysaccharide in bioflims