Did you know that Acanthamoeba form backpacks of captured Listeria bacteria prior to phagocytosis? In a fruitful collaboration with the Laboratory of Food Microbiology, we characterized this fascinating predator-prey interaction and discovered that random encounters, enhanced by bacterial motility, and Acanthamoeba locomotion drive the predation and backpack formation of Listeria bacteria. Check it out in this PNAS publication. Many thanks and congratulations to everyone involved!