Euro-Global Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering

September 06-08, 2021 | Online Event

September 06-08, 2021 | Online Event
ECBB 2021

Jose M. Dominguez Vera

Speaker at Biotechnology and Bioengineering 2021 - Jose M. Dominguez Vera
Universidad de Granada, Spain
Title : Probiotic cellulose: A new biomaterial for antibiotic-free therapy of bacterial infections

Abstract:

A recent WHO report warns of the dramatic increase in the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and concludes that this is one of the biggest threats to global health. In a scenario where antibiotics are no longer effective, common infections become much more dangerous and could kill once again.

A hopeful free-antibiotic alternative to address infections is the use of probiotics. We have developed an approach to develop a new biomaterial that combines the extraordinary properties of bacterial cellulose as a matrix plus the biomedical activity of probiotic bacteria. We interchange the cellulose-producing bacteria by the probiotics following an elegant strategy. The resulting probiotic cellulose exhibit antibacterial activity against relevant strains involved in most topical infections.

Biography:

Dr. Dominguez-Vera studied Chemistry at the Universidad de Granada (Spain) and graduated as MS in 1988. He received his PhD degree in 1993 at the LCC-CNRS (Toulouse, France). After two years postdoctoral fellowship working on biomineralization he obtained the position of an Associate Professor at the Universidad de Granada. He is professor of the same university from 2010. He is leader of the BIONanoMet group. He has published more than 100 research articles and six patents, two of them exploited.

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