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Copper kills microbes - the microbial struggle addressed in the upcoming ESA space experiment BIOFILMS

Siems, Katharina and Müller, Daniel and Mücklich, Frank and Grohmann, Elisabeth and Mancinelli, Rocco L. and Krause, Jutta and Demets, Rene and Caplin, Nicol and Koehler, Andrea and Tortora, Alessandra and Hemmersbach, Ruth and Hellweg, Christine E. and Moeller, Ralf (2018) Copper kills microbes - the microbial struggle addressed in the upcoming ESA space experiment BIOFILMS. In: EANA 2018 - Abstractbook. EANA 2018, 24-28 September 2018, Berlin, Germany.

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Abstract

To achieve many of the Goals of ESA’s and NASA’s spaceprograms, an enduring human presence in space is required. For those long-term missions, sustaining the crews’ health and safety is essential. Here, the development of improved spaceflight-suitable methods for microbiological monitoring and decontamination are of great importance. The microflora of humans and habitat varies in response to changes in environmental conditions aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Changes in the microflora may result in an increased health risk for the crew. Furthermore, microbial biofilms are considered a risk in space flight since they are known to cause damage to equipment from polymer deterioration, metal corrosion and bio-fouling. Various studies have shown that certain metals reduce the number of contactmediated microbial contaminations. Antimicrobial surfaces are defined as materials that inhibit or reduce microbial growth.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/124510/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Copper kills microbes - the microbial struggle addressed in the upcoming ESA space experiment BIOFILMS
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Siems, KatharinaRadiation Biology Department, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany.UNSPECIFIED
Müller, DanielDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Mücklich, FrankDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Grohmann, ElisabethBeuth Hochschule für Technik, Fachbereich Life Sciences and Technologie, Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Mancinelli, Rocco L.NASA Ames Research Center / Bay Area Environmental Research Institute, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Krause, JuttaESA, European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Demets, ReneESA, European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Caplin, NicolESA, European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Koehler, AndreaESA, European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Tortora, AlessandraKayser Italia Srl, Livorno, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Hemmersbach, RuthGravitational Biology Department, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany.https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5308-6715
Hellweg, Christine E.Radiation Biology Department, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germanyhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2223-3580
Moeller, RalfRadiation Biology Department, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany; ralf.moeller (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2371-0676
Date:27 September 2018
Journal or Publication Title:EANA 2018 - Abstractbook
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:ESA space experiment BIOFILMS, microbial contaminations, Antimicrobial surfaces, copper
Event Title:EANA 2018
Event Location:Berlin, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:24-28 September 2018
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Gravitational Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:10 Dec 2018 15:56
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:22

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