Space biology and biotechnology

Biofilm Experiment


Purpose:

Investigation of the effect of space flight factors on the bacterial biofilming.

Task:

Study of the effect of space flight factors on the stability of bacterial biofilms and structural features of biopolymer matrix after bacteria adaptation to space flight conditions.

Science Hardware Used:

  • "Konstanta" kit;
  • Thermostat TBU-V.

Used flight hardware:

  • "Cryogen-03" refrigerator.

Expected results:

Investigations of bacterial biofilms obtained both in microgravity and ground conditions could identify a number of insufficiently studied phases and regularities in filming mechanism.
The data will be accepted as a basis for developing new antibacterial drugs and new disinfectants for surface treatment of the manned space modules.

Experiment results:

The experiment results are bacterial biofilms in "Konstanta" kit.

ISS Crew


PARMITANO Luka PARMITANO
Luka



KOCH Christina  KOCH
Christina



SKVORTSOV Alexandr SKVORTSOV
Alexandr



MORGAN   Andrew MORGAN
Andrew



  SKRIPOCHKA
Oleg



   MEIR
Jessica