Not even a full year ago, we had the honor to talk to our colleague, dear Assist. Prof. Dr. Monia Avdić, who has just told us about her research work of microbiota biofilms, quorum sensing and quorum quenching, which even then sounded like a science fiction.
Today we are proud that we can write that research, at least one part of this extensive topic has come to an end with excellent results and solutions. Namely, our marvelous colleagues Emeritus Prof. Mirsada Hukić, Assist. Prof. Dr. Lejla Smajlović-Skenderagić, Assist. Prof. Dr. Monia Avdić, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Almir Badnjević, as well as our valuable students, Nermin Đuzic, Osman Hasanić, and Amel Spahić, a member of the company Mistral, have developed a biofilm calculation tool called Biofilm Classifier. More precisely, it is a locally developed tool that simplifies the work of scientists around the world.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Monia Avdić shared some info about microbiota biofilms. Namely, bacteria have so far been regarded as "solitary" ones who roam freely and "genuine" when they enter the human organism. All media attention is devoted to the so-called "Infectious estradiol" such as MRSA, TBC, HIV, and the like, and the real benefit we have from bacteria is completely ignored. The surface of our skin, our gut and many other parts of the body are covered with a thick layer of bacteria called microbiota. This microbiota is crucial in preserving our health because it "seizes the territory" of "malicious bacteria" and prevents them from expanding.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Monia Avdić clarified the importance of genetics and biofilms by saying: “All of this sounds positive to us when we talk about microbiology, but today there are numerous infections based on biofilms and it's very hard to treat them. The key to treating these infections is to silence the signal or quorum quenching, which is what a team of Professors and Biofilm Research students do at Burch University. This is one of the many examples of why we need science, which can, among other things, which will explain how to apply antibiotics, which we can find even in meat because of longer food shelf life. But the answers to these questions can only be given by a science that is far from SF.“
That all can be done when we work as one proves the publication of the solution of the mentioned research at NCBI (The National Center for Biotechnology Information). NCBI is part of the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It hosts a series of databases relevant to biotechnology and biomedicine and is an important resource for bioinformatics tools and services.
Of course, this is not the end. Furthermore, the platform and extension of the application of the solution to which Bosnian experts came with united forces and demonstrated their readiness to help the global community go forward. This joint work and effort proof is the right example to follow.
More about the biofilm classifier on the link --> https://www.biofilmclass.com/