2ND CALL FOR PAPERS: IBBS 17 in Manchester, UK

Published on 05/09/2017 | by Waterline Admin

IBBS 17 – the 17th Triennial International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Symposium is being held in Manchester, UK from 5th – 8th September 2017. The theme is “Preservation & Protection of Materials”  and there will be sessions on:

  • Antiadhesive Surfaces
  • Antimicrobial Surfaces
  • Biocides
  • Biocorrosion
  • Biodegradation
  • Biofilms and Biofilm Control Strategies
  • Bioremediation
  • Constructional Materials, Including Paints
  • Cultural Heritage/Cultural Property
  • Decontamination
  • Emerging Topics
  • Fuels and Lubricants
  • Modern Investigative Methods
  • Pharmaceuticals

In addition, there will be a session of short papers specifically aimed at young/early career scientists and for researchers to present “work in progress”.

Submission of Abstracts:  
Oral presentations will be 20 minutes long with a session of short, 10 minute, papers for young scientists and researchers to present “work in progress”.

Online submissions for oral and poster papers – www.ibbs17.org/abstracts. Please submit your abstracts as soon as possible to ensure that they have a good chance of being selected for the conference.

There will be prizes for the best oral presentation, young scientist’s presentation and poster.

Reduced registration rates before 1st July and for IBBS members and young scientists – www.ibbs17.org/registration.

Mayoral Reception:  
A complimentary reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of Manchester at the city’s town hall (pictured).

Conference Dinner:  
The conference dinner, at only £30, takes place at the prestigious and historic Midland Hotel, Manchester – guest speaker Prof. Joanna Verran of Manchester Metropolitan University. See – www.ibbs17.org/dinner.

Sponsorship enables us to support young/early years scientists and we are very grateful to those organisations supporting IBBS 17.  If your company would like to join them please see www.ibbs17.org/sponsors.  There will be an associated sponsors’ exhibition.

Full details of IBBS 17 can be found at the conference website – www.ibbs17.org and further information can be downloaded from HERE.

We look forward to greeting you in Manchester for IBBS 17.

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