extracellular polymeric substance (eps):
the ubiquitous, multifunctional microbial biopolymer

A protective harnass, a storage chest, an emergency food source – as biopolymers, Extracellular Polymeric Substances have it all for microorganisms. Why don’t we get into that untapped potential like we already use other natural polymers? In this session, we learn whether EPS can influence our gut health, whether it influence water retention in our soil, how it can bind micropollutants, and how we make flocculants out of them replacing the harmful acrylamides used now.

Chair: dr. M. Cristina Gagliano, Wetsus