Microbiology with Dr Katharina Richter

Video series: Ask the Expert

In this episode we ask Dr Katharina Richter some common questions about bowel cancer.

We learn about:

  • the difference between bacteria and viruses
  • why we can use antibiotics to fight viruses
  • why it is difficult to kill bacteria
  • biofilms

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About the researcher

Dr Katharina Richter is a NHMRC Biomedical Researcher and Head of Richter Lab, Department of Surgery.

Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia