Keeping gonorrhoeae at bay

Biofilm formation can influence the sensitivity of bacteria to antibiotic treatments. Congratulations to Prof. Melissa Brown from the Biofilm Research & Innovation Consortium at Flinders for her work on the superbug Neisseria gonorrhoeae recently published in mBio (10.1128/mBio.01675-21) #microbiology #AMR #biofilms

Smooth sailing for bio-fouling research

Breakthrough experiments conducted at ASC’s deep submarine maintenance facility in Adelaide have demonstrated how electrically charged surface coatings can eliminate marine bio-fouling, or sea organism growth, potentially improving the operation and maintenance of naval vessels. The research, led by BRIC experts from Flinders University with partners ASC, the University of South Australia and the Department of […]

Honours Scholarships

Biolfilm Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) is providing funding for students undertaking a Honours project on biofilm issues under the supervision of a BRIC member. Closing date for application: 9th of August 2021.  

Conducting coatings for control and eradication of unwanted marine biofilms

Biofilms grow on all surfaces and environments posing environmental threats and economic issues globally, costing billions each year to those attempting to eradicate them. To date, biofilm’s detailed response to variations in electrochemically generated redox stress and shear is unknown in marine environments. The project aims at (i) developing novel electrically conducting carbon based paints […]

Healthy Coorong Healthy Basin Trials and Investigations

Investigating the drivers and control of filamentous algae and restoration of aquatic plants in the Coorong Ruppia tuberosa is a keystone species for the southern Coorong – contributing to maintaining water quality and trapping sediment while providing habitat for invertebrates and fish, and food for waterbirds. Excessive filamentous algal growth in the Coorong negatively impacts […]

Diving deep to develop marine surface solution

06/01/2020 – Theme leaders Prof. Mats Andersson and A/Prof. Sophie Leterme have received a $150,000 State Government grant (under the scheme Defence Innovation Partnership – DIP) to develop and test new state-of-the-art coatings to prevent the growth of such bio-contaminants. This project is undertaken in collaboration with Defence Science and Technology, ASC Pty Ltd and the […]

No harm no foul: Marine coating draws copper from seawater

06/01/2020 – BRIC Theme leaders Prof. Mats Andersson and A/Prof. Sophie Leterme are developing a new antifouling marine coating.

Funding to drive defence research collaboration in South Australia

16/12/2019 Funding success for theme leaders Prof. Mats Andersson and A/Prof. Sophie Leterme.

BRIC Science Industry meeting

18/11/2019 BRIC Science Industry meeting. The Biofilm Research and Innovation Consortium (BRIC) based at Flinders University, held today its second meeting with industry partners to discuss biofilm issues. These meetings are a great opportunity to meet researchers who work with industry to investigate issues related to biofilm formation and provide innovative strategies to prevent, control [...]