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Multidisciplinary solutions to infection transmission

Antimicrobial "smart" surfaces are a potential method to reduce microbial contamination of surfaces in healthcare, and to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. These surfaces could reduce microbial attachment, actively destroy microbes, and disrupt the microbial habitat. What sorts of surfaces are effective, and how do they work? How can the latest molecular science and engineering solutions for antimicrobial surfaces be exploited, whilst considering costs for manufacture, distribution and use?

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  • Gerald Larrouy-Maumus

    Gerard Larrouy-Maumus

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    Gerald Larrouy-Maumus Senior Lecturer Life Sciences

    +44 (0)20 7594 7463

    Research interests

    • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    • Bacterial pathogens
    • metabolomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and lipidomics


    3.42 Flowers building
    South Kensington Campus

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