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Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels

 

Researchers develop antibiotic alternative for wound infections

 

 

Beyenal, H., Babauta, H. 2015. Electrochemically active biofilms in microbial fuel cells and bioelectrochemical systems: From laboratory practice to data interpretation. Wiley and Sons. Edited book.

Tracking Biofilms Using an Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance - http://www.gamry.com/application-notes/physechem/biofilms-and-eqcm/

 

Recently published

  1. Babauta, J., Beyenal, H. 2017, Use of a small overpotential approximation to analyze Geobacter sulfurreducens biofilm impedance. Journal of Power Sources, 356, 549-555, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.03.021 
  2. Rincon, S.M., Romero, H.M., Aframehr, W.M. Beyenal, H. 2017. Biomass production in Chlorella vulgaris biofilm cultivated under mixotrophic growth conditions. Algal Research 26, 153-160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2017.07.014
  3. Bernstein, H.C., Brislawn, C., Renslow, R.S., Dana, K., Morton, B., Lindemann, S.R., Song, H.S., Atci, E., Beyenal, H., Fredrickson, J.K., Jansson, J.K., Moran, J.J. 2017. Trade-offs between microbiome diversity and productivity in a stratified microbial mat. ISME Journal, 11, 405-414. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2016.133
  4. Ha, P.H., Lindemann, S.R., Shi, L., Dohnalkova, A.C., Fredrickson, J.K., Madigan, M. T., Beyenal, H. 2017. Syntrophic anaerobic photosynthesis via direct interspecies electron transfer. Nature Communications. 8:13924, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13924
  5. Renslow, R. S., Ahmed, B.,Nuñez, J. R., Cao, B., Majors, P. D., Fredrickson, J. K., Beyenal, H. 2017, Modeling substrate utilization, metabolite production, and uranium immobilization in Shewanella oneidensis biofilms. Frontiers in Environmental Science, Microbiotechnology, Ecotoxilogy, Bioremediation, 5:30, https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2017.00030
  6. Gribat, L. C., Babauta, J. T., Beyenal, H., Wall, N. A. 2017.New rotating disk hematite film electrode for riboflavin detection, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 798, 42-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelechem.2017.05.008
  7. Mohamed, A., Ewing, T., Lindemann, S. R., Fredrickson, J. K., Beyenal, H. 2017. Autonomous device for evaluating the field performance of microbial fuel cells in remote areas, Journal of Electrochemical Society, 164, H3030-3036.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0041703jes
  8. Atci, E., Babauta, J. T., Ha, P., Beyenal, H. 2017. Fumarate microbiosensor for use in biofilms. Journal of Electrochemical Society. 164, H3058-H3064, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0101703jes
  9. Ewing, T., Ha, P. T., Beyenal, H. 2017. Evaluation of long-term performance of sediment microbial fuel cells and the role of natural resources, Applied Energy, 192, 490-497. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.08.177  
  10. Shi, L., Dong, H., Reguera, G., Beyenal, H., Lu, A., Liu, J., Yu, H., Fredrickson, J. K. 2016. Electrical interplay between microorganisms and minerals, Nature Microbiology reviews. 14, 651–662  http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrmicro.2016.93  
  11. Sultana, S, T., Call, D. R., Beyenal, H. 2016, Eradication of Pseudomonus aeruginosa biofilms and persister cells using an electrochemical scaffold and enhanced antibiotic susceptibility, NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes. 2, article number 2,  http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41522-016-0003-0
  12. Sultana, S, T., Call, D. R., Beyenal, H. Maltodextrin enhances biofilm elimination by electrochemical scaffold, Scientific reports, 6, Article number: 36003 http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1038/srep36003
  13. Tanzil, A. H., Sultana, S. T., Saunders, S. R., Dohnalkova, A., Shi, L., Devanport, E., Ha, P., Beyenal, H. 2016. Production of gold nanoparticles by electrode-respiring Geobacter sulfurreducens biofilms. Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 95, 69-75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enzmictec.2016.07.012
  14. Tanzil, A. H., Sultana, S. T., Saunders, Shi, L., Marsili, E., Beyenal, H. 2016. Biological synthesis of nanoparticles in biofilms. 95, 4, Enzyme and Microbial Technology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enzmictec.2016.07.015
  15. Babauta, J. T., Medina, A., Beyenal, H. EQCM and surface pH studies on lanthanum accumulation on electrodes in aqueous solution. Journal of Electrochemical Society. 163, H866-H870. http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.1301609jes
  16. Atci, E., Babauta, J. T., Beyenal H. 2016. A hydrogen peroxide microelectrode to use in bioelectrochemical systems, Sensors and Actuators B. 226, 429-435. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2015.12.004
  17. James,  G. A., Zhao, A. G., Usui, M., Underwood, R. A., Nguyen, H., Beyenal, H., Pulcini, E. D., Hunt, A., Bernstein, H. B., Fleckman, P., Olerud, J., Williamson, K. S., Franklin, M. J., Stewart, P. S.,  Microsensor and transcriptomic signatures of oxygen depletion in biofilms associated with chronic wounds, Wound Repair and Regeneration. 2016, 24, 373-383. http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/wrr.12401
  18. Atci, E., Babauta, J. T., Sultana, S. T., Beyenal, H. 2016. Microbiosensor for the detection of acetate in electrode-respiring biofilms. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 81, 517-23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2016.03.027
  19. Sultana, S. T., Atci, E., Babauta, J. T.,  Falghoush, A. M., Snekvik, K. R., Call, D. R., Beyenal, H. 2015. Electrochemical scaffold generates localized, low concentration of hydrogen peroxide that inhibits bacterial pathogens and biofilms. Scientific reports, 5, Article number: 14908. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep14908.
  20. Sultana, S. T., Babauta, J. T., Beyenal, H. 2015. Electrochemical biofilm control: A review. Biofouling, 31, 745-758. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2015.1105222
  21. Ha, P. T., Renslow, R. S., Atci, E., Reardon, P. N., Lindemann, S. R., Fredrickson, J. K., Call D. R., and Beyenal, H. 2015. Regulation of electron transfer processes affects phototrophic mat structure and activity. Front. Microbiol., 03 September 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.00909
  22. Lone, A., Atci, E., Renslow, R., Beyenal, H., Noh, S., Fransson, B., Abu-Lail, N., Park, J., Gang, D., Call, D.R. 2015. Colonization of epidermal tissue by Staphylococcus aureus biofilm produces localized hypoxia and stimulates secretion of antioxidant and caspase-14 proteins. Infection and Immunity, 83(8):3026-34. http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/IAI.00175-15.
  23. Harrington, T. D., Mohamed, A., Tran, V. N., Biria, S., Gargouri, M., Park, J-J., Gang, D. R., Beyenal, H. 2015. Neutral red-mediated microbial electrosynthesis by Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Zymomonas mobilis. Bioresource Technology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2015.06.005
  24. Kiamco, M. M., Atci, E., Khan, Q. F., Mohamed, A., Renslow, R. S., Abu-Lail, N., Fransson, B.A., Call, D. R., Beyenal, H. 2015. Vancomycin and maltodextrin affect structure and activity of Staphylococcus aureus biofilms. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 112, 12, 2562-2570. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bit.25681
  25. Harrington, T. D., Tran, V. N., Mohamed, A., Renslow, R., Biria, S., Orfe, S., Call, D. R., Beyenal, H. 2015.The mechanism of neutral red-mediated microbial electrosynthesis in Escherichia coli: menaquinone reduction. Bioresource Technology, 192, 689-695. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2015.06.037

 

 

 

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