• Question: why do you research how bacteria swims in biological fluids

    Asked by oliver to Andreas on 21 Sep 2017.
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      Andreas Zoettl answered on 21 Sep 2017:

      Thanks for your question. I do research on this because I think it is fascinating to understand how tiny bacteria (good and bad ones) can move through our body which contains a lot of fluids (for example blood). They developed different strategies to swim, either via breast stroke or by rotating appendages at the back of their body which I find is very interesting. Understanding this can help us to find strategies one day to stop some bad bacteria to harm us.