Planned Sessions

​International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Symposium

Bozeman, MT, USA

7-10 September 2020

Planned sessions include:

Microbes, Man and the Environment: Societal Challenges and the Role of Microorganisms in the Anthropocene 

Planned sessions include:

IBBS at 50 years. What have we accomplished and where do we go from here?

IBBS leaders will reflect on the importance of biodeterioration and biodegradation sciences and communication over the past 5 decades and project the role of IBBS into the future.

Biodeterioration

Impact of global warming on biodeterioration

Biodeterioration and preservation in art, archeology and architecture

Biodeterioration and multi-kingdom biofilms

Biodeterioration of fuels and fuel system components

Microbially influenced corrosion

Biodeterioration by eukaryotes

Biodeterioration in extraterrestrial environments

Biodeterioration and biodegradation by extremophiles

Metabolomic profiling of biodeterioration and biodegradation processes

Biodeterioration of natural elemental cycles

Control/Prevention Biodeterioration Strategies

Next generation of smart materials

Novel analytical procedures for biocontrol assessments

Surface Protective Coatings/Nanomaterials

Nanotechnology and biodeterioration

Biodegradation

Environmental fate of perfluorinated compounds

Plastic biotransformations

Biodegradation of anthropogenic compounds

Biodegradation of naturally-occurring organic matter

Microbial ecotoxicology: assessing environmental stressors on biodegradation

Microbiomes of mining and mineral extraction efforts

Fate of spilled oil and refined products