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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


OVCHININ Alexey OVCHININ
Alexey



HAGUE  Nick HAGUE
Nick



KOCH  Christina  KOCH
Christina