6 - 9 September 2021

Online conference

About the event

The conference took place over 4 days, from 6 - 9 September. 


The programme included 10 oral sessions and numerous poster displays, covering the following themes:

  • Fate of spilled oil

  • Biofilm interactions with coatings and surfaces

  • Biodegradation of anthropogenic compounds

  • Microbially influenced corrosion

  • Anaerobic processes – from the lab to the field

  • Biodeterioration and preservation in art, archaeology and architecture

  • Field molecular methods for biodegradation and biodeterioration communities

  • Biodeterioration by Eukaryotes

  • Biodeterioration of fuels and fuel system components

  • Next generation of materials to prevent biodeterioration

Also featured:

  • Leading authorities featured in each session

  • Early career scholars workshop 'How to apply to and interview for a faculty position'

  • Roundtable session: 'Closing the gap: the role of regulatory standards in biofilm research and industry innovation'

  • IBBS Annual General Meeting

  • Presentation of awards

Registration included:

  • 10 parallel sessions

  • 4 days of talks and workshops

  • 3 days of poster sessions

  • 100+ abstracts

  • All sessions will be recorded for future viewing 

  • Membership of IBBS for 1 year

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