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PROGRAMME

Monday 6th September
Career Workshop - Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman

15:00

Preparing for Your First Job in a Science Department — from Application to Interview to Negotiation, Gordon E. Uno - READ MORE

18:00

Welcome reception

Tuesday 7th September
Inspiration Hall (across the street from Strand University Building) 

08:00

Registration

08:30

Welcome: IBBS President, Brenda Little

08:40

IBBS AT 50 YEARS: Jo Verran, Chris Gaylarde, Hans-Curt Flemming , John Gillatt, Brenda Little and Fred Passman

09:40

Plenary Lecture: Forever Chemicals? Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Expose the Limits of the Biosphere   Dr Jennifer Field, Oregon State University READ MORE

10:15

Plenary Lecture: Guaymas Basin Spreading Center – a Hot Spot of Marine Microbial Activity and Hydrocarbon Transformation   Dr. Andreas Teske, University of North Carolina READ MORE

10:50

Coffee break/posters (in Strand Union Building)

Stream A - Biofilms

Stream B - Biodeterioration

Stream C - Biodegradation and biodeteroration of fuels and refined products / Biodegradation of other materials

11:15

Session 1

Biofilms in industrial and institutional systems, Matthew Fields/Jeremy Webb

Impact of global warming on biodeterioration, Fred Passman

Biodegradation of anthropogenic compounds – Joe Suflita & Alejandra Hernandez

15:40

17:30

Session 2

Biofilms and Indoor Air Quality, Thomas Warscheid

Biodeterioration and preservation in art, archaeology and architecture, Christine Gaylarde/Nuno Mesquita

Biotransformations of plastics – Ji Dong Gu

End of day one

18:15

Reception MUSEUM OF THE ROCKIES and FILM SCREENING OF “Dawson City: Frozen Time”

Wednesday 8th September
Inspiration Hall (across the street from Strand University Building) 

08:30

Registration

09:00

Session 3

Biofilm interactions with coatings and surfaces, Rajesh Sani

Biodeterioration by eukaryotes, Flavia Pinzari

Fate of spilled oil – Charles Greer & Lars Schreiber

10:50

Coffee break/posters (in Strand Union Building)

11:10

Session 4

Emerging technologies – smart materials/biointerfaces, Matthew Fields/Jeremy Webb

Microbially influenced corrosion, Iwona Beech and Scott Wade

Biodeterioration of fuel and fuel systems – Oscar Ruiz

13:10

Lunch/posters/Bad Bugs Book Club (in Strand Union Building)

15:00

Session 5

Next generation of materials to prevent biodeterioration, Recep Avci

Addressing the gap between MIC laboratory and field experiences, HC Flemming, Scott Wade, Enrico Marsili

Anaerobic Hydrocarbon Biodegradation – From the Lab to the Field – Lisa Gieg & Courtney R. A. Toth

16:50

Coffee break (in Strand Union Building)

17:20

19:00

Annual General Meeting

Conference Dinner

Thursday 9th September
Inspiration Hall (across the street from Strand University Building) 

08:30

Registration

Session 6

09:00

Novel analytical procedures for biocontrol assessment, Jan Sunner

Environmental impact of biodeterioration control strategies, Jason Lee/Treva Brown

Biotransformation of Petroleum and Field Implications – Bo-Zhong Mu  

Field Molecular Methods for Biodegradative and Biodeteriorative Communities – Katleen Duncan & Athenia Oldham

10:50

Coffee break

11:10

Plenary Lecture: The Biodegradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Aquatic Environments  Dr Kenneth Lee, Centre for Offshore Oil and Gas Environmental Research, Fisheries and Oceans Canada READ MORE

13:00

Presentation of Awards

13:15

End of conference. Closing Ceremony, New IBBS President, Fred Passman

13:30

Lunch and IBBS Council Meeting

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