Pattern formation by bacteria: from theoretical physics to synthetic biology


Grant Data
Project Title
Pattern formation by bacteria: from theoretical physics to synthetic biology
Principal Investigator
Professor Huang, Jiandong   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Chate Hugues   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Daerr Adrian   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Tailleur Julien   (Co-principal investigator)
Duration
48
Start Date
2015-01-01
Completion Date
2018-12-31
Amount
1946587
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Cell density, motility, swarming, quorum sensing, E. coli
Discipline
Cell Biology,Physics
Panel
Medicine
Sponsor
ANR/RGC Joint Research Scheme
HKU Project Code
A-HKU712/14
Grant Type
ANR / RGC Joint Research Scheme
Funding Year
2014/2015
Status
On-going
Objectives
1) To fully characterize the mechanism leading to circular patterns in bacterial colonies where the motility of each cell is enslaved to the local density of bacteria. 2) To study how interactions between bacteria, which affect the spatial distribution of the bacterial colony, interplay with phenotypic and genotypic segregation. 3) To study the mass swarming of B. subtilis on agar plate.