A funded PhD position is available for this collaborative project between Plant & Food Research and the University of Auckland. The project will focus on surface functionalisation of novel electrospun filters to provide anti-fouling properties.
The number of metro commuters has continuously increased over recent years in metropolitan cities such as London. The air quality and thermal comfort in the subway indoor environment is of particular public concern.
All organisms respond to vibration, and bacteria are no exception. It is well established that external vibration can affect bacterial phenotypes, including surface adhesion, proliferation and virulence.