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Bonnie Bassler, 2012 L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards Laureate for North America

Bonnie Bassler L'Oréal-UNESCO Laureate For North America Bonnie Bassler has devoted herself to studying the revolutionary notion that bacteria are not simply tiny individual organisms working on their own for better (helping us digest food, for example) or for worse (causing disease). In fact, as she discovered, they are ineffective on their own and must work as coordinated 'armies' to be able to be successful at both keeping us healthy and making us sick. It would be impossible for groups of bacteria to act in unison, however, if they did not communicate with each other. Bassler has shown that bacteria 'talk' using chemicals as their words. These startling discoveries may someday lead to the development of new antibiotics that interfere with bacterial conversations as well as many other applications, such as infection-resistant surgical implants.


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