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Chemical Conversations: How Bacteria Talk to Each Other

Scientists have discovered that bacteria - primitive, single-celled organisms - communicate using chemical languages to synchronize their behavior and act in unison as enormous multi-cellular organisms. This process, called quorum sensing, enables bacteria to infect and cause disease in humans. It's an exciting story with fantastic implications. Studies on how to interfere with this chemical communication are leading to the development of new antibiotics to combat infectious bacterial diseases. Bonnie Bassler, Ph.D., (NAS), is a Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at Princeton University. A 2002 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, she has been profiled on National Public Radio, NOVA's ScienceNOW, the journal Nature, and Wired magazine.


Quorum sensing | Bonnie Bassler
Social behaviour of organisms | Bonnie Bassler
Microbes are going to save the world | Bonnie Bassler
Our new understanding of bacteria | Bonnie Bassler

Global infectious disease | Bonnie Bassler
Science Action: How is bacterial quorum sensing influenced by microfluidics?
NOVA scienceNOW : 26 - Profile : Bonnie Bassler
The Bioeconomy Blueprint Panel
The Bioeconomy Blueprint Panel
2,936 views | 50:07

Bonnie Bassler, 2012 L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards Laureate for North America
Chemical Conversations: How Bacteria Talk to Each Other
Tiny Conspiracies (Part 1)
Tiny Conspiracies (Part 1)
1,655 views | 10:00
Bonnie Bassler (Princeton) Part 1: Bacterial Communication via Quorum Sensing

Bonnie Bassler: The secret, social lives of bacteria
Bonnie Bassler Discovers Quorum Sensing
Bonnie Bassler: Why American kids Are Behind in Science
Bonnie & Deadly Bacteria
Bonnie & Deadly Bacteria
3,182 views | 02:01