Biofilms

Biofilms, or surface-associated microbial communities, have a tremendous impact on industrial, clinical, and natural environments. The 6th ASM conference on Biofilms will discuss the latest research findings, covering topics that range from diagnosis and study of clinically-relevant biofilms to environmental biofilms. Additional topics include new technological developments that allow the study of structured communities and contributions made by the fields of nanotechnology and materials science. The conference will help foster the the interdisciplinary discourse that has been the hallmark of this meeting, bringing together researchers from disparate disciplines interested in a common topic.
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*Workshops (additional fee):

Biofilm Standard Methods and
Reactor Systems for Research

Animal Models of
Biofilm Infections


The Biofilm Matrix

Speakers:
Kai Thormann
Matthew Chapman


Ecology and Evolution in
Microbial Communities

Speakers:
Soeren Molin
Kevin Foster


Coffee
Coffee

Poly Microbial Interactions
& Mixed Species Biofilms

Speakers:
Eleftherious Mylonakis
Alex Rickard


Material science and
Nanotechnology: Biofilm Applications

Speakers:
Gerard Wong
Doug Weibel

P.M.
P.M. P.M.
Registration
Lunch Lunch

Introduction

Keynote Speaker:
Rich Losick
Biofilms in Engineered Systems

Speakers:
Bruce Logan
David Weitz
Biofilm Communities in Nature

Speakers:
Gemma Reguera
Tom Battin



Coffee



Posters






Keynote Speaker:
Regine Hengge

TUESDAY 2 OCTOBER

WEDNESDAY 3 OCTOBER

THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER
A.M. A.M. A.M.

Regulation of Planktonic
to Biofilm Life Style Switch

Speakers:
Tim Tolker Nielsen
Clay Fuqua


Anti-biofilm Strategies


Speakers:
Ehud Banin
Jean Marc Ghigo


Mechanisms of Biofilm Formation


Speakers:
George O'Toole
Karen Visick

Coffee
Coffee Coffee

A Systems Biology Approach
to Biofilm Communities

Speakers:
Joao Xavier
Tom Coenye


New Insights into Chronic
Biofilm Diseases

Speakers:
Gordon Ramage
Alain Filloux


Biofilm Antimicrobial Tolerance


Speakers:
Pradeep Singh
Roger Lininton

P.M.
P.M.
P.M.
Lunch
Lunch

Host Responses to Biofilms


Speakers:
Lauren Bakaletz
Mark E. Shirtliff


Seeing is believing; Imaging
Technologies to Study Biofilms

Speakers:
Yves Dufresne

29 Sep - 4 Oct 2012