Knut Drescher receives prestigious international award from the Human Frontier Science Program Organization.
Knut Drescher, a recently appointed Max Planck Research Group leader at the Institute, was awarded the 2015 Career Development Award from the Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO).
This award will allow the research group headed by Dr. Drescher to develop new research directions to understand the development of bacterial biofilm communities. Bacterial biofilm communities are intrinsically resistant to antibiotics and are the cause of numerous chronic and hospital-acquired infections. The work of the research group headed by Dr. Drescher aims to develop new ways to control and interfere with biofilm development by gaining a fundamental understanding of the basic processes involved in the formation of these bacterial communities. The HFSPO is an international organization that funds interdisciplinary basic research in the life sciences, and is based in Strasbourg (France).