Scientific Advisory & Local Organizing Committees

​International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Symposium

Bozeman, MT, USA 

7-10 September 2020

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

Chiba, Japan

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.