Scientific Advisory & Local Organizing Committees
International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Symposium
Bozeman, MT, USA
New dates: 7-10 September 2021
Scientific Advisory Committee
Recep Avci – Physicist, Director of Imaging and Chemical Analysis Lab, MSU*
Iwona Beech – Microbiologist, CBE**Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering MSU
Fatima Menezes Bento – Microbiologist, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Jonathan Butler – Microbiologist, MMU***, Manchester, England, IBBS Hon. Treasurer
Matthew Fields – Microbiologist, Director CBE, MSU
Christine Gaylarde – Biochemist (Emeritus), IBBS Hon. Secretary and Past IBBS President
Lisa Gieg – Microbiologist, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
John Gillatt – Biologist (Emeritus), Past IBBS President
Charles Greer – Microbiologist, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
Ji-Dong Gu – Microbiologist, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Beata Gutarowska – Microbiologist, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland
Shin-Ichi Hirano – Microbiologist, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
Brenda Little – Chemist, BJ Little Corrosion Consulting, LLC, Diamondhead, MS, USA, IBBS President
Marcia Lutterbach – Microbiologist, Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ralph Mitchell – Microbiologist, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
Flavia Pinzari – Ecologist, Natural History Museum, London, England
Katja Sterflinger-Gleixner – Microbiologist, University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Joseph Suflita – Microbiologist (Emeritus), University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA, Chair of the IBBS18 Organizing Committee
Jan Sunner – Physicist, MSU
Jo Verran – Microbiologist, Head of Science Communication, MMU, Manchester, England, Past IBBS President
Jeremy Webb – Microbiologist, National Biofilms Innovation Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, England
*MSU Montana State University
**Center for Biofilm Engineering
***Manchester Metropolitan University
Local Organizing Committee
Joseph Suflita, Chair of the IBBS18 Organizing Committee, University of Oklahoma (Emeritus).
Matthew Fields, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology; Director, Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE) Montana State University (MSU).
Recep Avci, Research Professor, Physics; Director of Imaging and Chemical Analysis Laboratory, MSU.
Darla Goeres, Associate Research Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering, MSU.
Kristen Griffin, Technology Development Specialist, CBE MSU
Brenda Little, BJ Little Corrosion Consulting, LLC, IBBS President
Paul Sturman, Research Professor and Industrial Coordinator, CBE MSU.