Atomic force microscopy studies of bioprocess engineering surfaces – imaging, interactions and mechanical properties mediating bacterial adhesion

Sean A. James, Nidal Hilal, Chris J. Wright

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Abstract

    The detrimental effect of bacterial biofilms on process engineering surfaces is well documented. Thus, interest in the early stages of bacterial biofilm formation; in particular bacterial adhesion and the production of anti-fouling coatings has grown exponentially as a field. During this time, Atomic force microscopy (AFM) has emerged as a critical tool for the evaluation of bacterial adhesion. Due to its versatility AFM offers not only insight into the topographical landscape and mechanical properties of the engineering surfaces, but elucidates, through direct quantification the topographical and biomechnical properties of the foulants The aim of this review is to collate the current research on bacterial adhesion, both theoretical and practical, and outline how AFM as a technique is uniquely equipped to provide further insight into the nanoscale world at the bioprocess engineering surface.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number1600698
    JournalBiotechnology Journal
    Volume12
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

    Fingerprint

    Bacterial Adhesion
    Atomic Force Microscopy
    Biofilms
    Surface Properties
    Research

    Keywords

    • Atomic force microscopy
    • Bacteria
    • Biofouling
    • Force measurement
    • Nanoindentation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Molecular Medicine

    Cite this

    Atomic force microscopy studies of bioprocess engineering surfaces – imaging, interactions and mechanical properties mediating bacterial adhesion. / James, Sean A.; Hilal, Nidal; Wright, Chris J.

    In: Biotechnology Journal, Vol. 12, No. 7, 1600698, 01.07.2017.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    @article{c709f3bd7c024e979a806e4fb231b748,
    title = "Atomic force microscopy studies of bioprocess engineering surfaces – imaging, interactions and mechanical properties mediating bacterial adhesion",
    abstract = "The detrimental effect of bacterial biofilms on process engineering surfaces is well documented. Thus, interest in the early stages of bacterial biofilm formation; in particular bacterial adhesion and the production of anti-fouling coatings has grown exponentially as a field. During this time, Atomic force microscopy (AFM) has emerged as a critical tool for the evaluation of bacterial adhesion. Due to its versatility AFM offers not only insight into the topographical landscape and mechanical properties of the engineering surfaces, but elucidates, through direct quantification the topographical and biomechnical properties of the foulants The aim of this review is to collate the current research on bacterial adhesion, both theoretical and practical, and outline how AFM as a technique is uniquely equipped to provide further insight into the nanoscale world at the bioprocess engineering surface.",
    keywords = "Atomic force microscopy, Bacteria, Biofouling, Force measurement, Nanoindentation",
    author = "James, {Sean A.} and Nidal Hilal and Wright, {Chris J.}",
    year = "2017",
    month = "7",
    day = "1",
    doi = "10.1002/biot.201600698",
    language = "English (US)",
    volume = "12",
    journal = "Biotechnology Journal",
    issn = "1860-6768",
    publisher = "Wiley-VCH Verlag",
    number = "7",

    }

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Atomic force microscopy studies of bioprocess engineering surfaces – imaging, interactions and mechanical properties mediating bacterial adhesion

    AU - James, Sean A.

    AU - Hilal, Nidal

    AU - Wright, Chris J.

    PY - 2017/7/1

    Y1 - 2017/7/1

    N2 - The detrimental effect of bacterial biofilms on process engineering surfaces is well documented. Thus, interest in the early stages of bacterial biofilm formation; in particular bacterial adhesion and the production of anti-fouling coatings has grown exponentially as a field. During this time, Atomic force microscopy (AFM) has emerged as a critical tool for the evaluation of bacterial adhesion. Due to its versatility AFM offers not only insight into the topographical landscape and mechanical properties of the engineering surfaces, but elucidates, through direct quantification the topographical and biomechnical properties of the foulants The aim of this review is to collate the current research on bacterial adhesion, both theoretical and practical, and outline how AFM as a technique is uniquely equipped to provide further insight into the nanoscale world at the bioprocess engineering surface.

    AB - The detrimental effect of bacterial biofilms on process engineering surfaces is well documented. Thus, interest in the early stages of bacterial biofilm formation; in particular bacterial adhesion and the production of anti-fouling coatings has grown exponentially as a field. During this time, Atomic force microscopy (AFM) has emerged as a critical tool for the evaluation of bacterial adhesion. Due to its versatility AFM offers not only insight into the topographical landscape and mechanical properties of the engineering surfaces, but elucidates, through direct quantification the topographical and biomechnical properties of the foulants The aim of this review is to collate the current research on bacterial adhesion, both theoretical and practical, and outline how AFM as a technique is uniquely equipped to provide further insight into the nanoscale world at the bioprocess engineering surface.

    KW - Atomic force microscopy

    KW - Bacteria

    KW - Biofouling

    KW - Force measurement

    KW - Nanoindentation

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85019065188&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85019065188&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    U2 - 10.1002/biot.201600698

    DO - 10.1002/biot.201600698

    M3 - Review article

    VL - 12

    JO - Biotechnology Journal

    JF - Biotechnology Journal

    SN - 1860-6768

    IS - 7

    M1 - 1600698

    ER -