CBE Seminar: Biofilms and minerals: From engineered applications to urinary tract stone formation
- Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 4:10pm to 5:00pm
- Linfield Hall, 301 - view map
Dr. Robin Gerlach will be presenting “Biofilms and minerals: From engineered biomineralization applications to studying the role of biofilms in urinary tract stone formation,” at this week's seminar.
Dr. Gerlach is a professor in MSU's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. He received his Diplom Ingenieur (Master’s) degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from the Berlin Institute of Technology and his PhD in Environmental Engineering from MSU. Dr. Gerlach will provide a brief overview of the activities in his laboratories, including the development of biofilm and biomineral-based technologies and solutions related to carbon sequestration, gas storage, oil and gas production, infrastructure creation and maintenance, as well as environmental remediation. The main focus of this seminar will be on recent insights gained into the development of infectious kidney stones, another type of biomineral. Use of biofilm- and engineering-focused approaches combined with geochemical and reactive-transport modeling will result in improved treatment and prevention strategies for urinary tract stones.
If you would like to meet with Dr. Gerlach, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the CBE seminar series, please go to: http://www.biofilm.montana.edu/cbe-seminar-series.html
If you have feedback or a speaker suggestion for the CBE Seminar Series, please contact the organizing committee: Reha Abbasi, Arda Akyel, Sobia Anjum, Brian Pettygrove, Shawna Pratt and Kristen Brileya.