StickE.coli: The goal of the project was to grant a new ability to bacteria: stickiness. Bacteria don’t have hands to hold themselves to a certain spot, which leaves them susceptible to whatever flow is currently present. This is advantagous when we want to clean “bad” bacteria off our dishes! But when one wants to use “good” bacteria, it can be very handy to keep them at one spot. Think of sticking a disease-sensing bacterium on disease-risky spots or enabling probiotics to always be at the right place. In industry controlling the attachment of bacteria allows for interesting new purification possibilities.