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.
- Isolation of bacterial membrane-associated EPS and their health effects in the intestine – prof.dr. Marthe Walvoort , University of Groningen, Department of Chemistry
- The importance of EPS in shaping soil water – dr. Pascal Benard, ETH Zürich, Department Of Environmental Systems Science, Switzerland
- EPS from anaerobic granular sludge: binding properties and applications – dr. Dainis Sudmalis, Wageningen University, Department of Environmental Technology