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Biofilms Conference 13-16 April

Alan Godfree a.godfree at dial.pipex.com
Sat Feb 22 10:16:47 EST 1997


The aim of the Organising Committee is to examine the phenomenon of
biofilms in aquatic environments.  Sessions will deal with an
introduction to and the definition of biofilms; biofilms in natural
waters, drinking and process waters; public health aspects, and the
detection and control of biofilms and the remediation of systemic
microbial colonisation.

Keynote lectures in each session will be given by internationally
renown speakers whose experience will provide an insight into some of
the fundamental physiological processes which microorganisms adopt
within biofilms as a means of survival.  Invited and offered papers
will provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to
describe the latest research findings and experience in this rapidly
developing field.

Workshops will address the fundamental issues of the structure and
physiology of biofilms in aquatic systems, and strategies for
treatment and control.

The conference will provide a unique forum for researchers, scientists
and engineers responsible for drinking water and process water
systems, public health practitioners, and water quality regulators to
familiarise themselves with this fascinating and important subject.

The following are amongst the major keynote speakers who will take

Prof Jean-Claude Block		University of Nancie, France
Prof Trevor Bott			University of Birmingham, UK
Prof JW Costerton		Montana State University, USA
Dr Crawford Dow		University of Warwick, UK
Dr David Holt			Thames Water Utilities, UK
Dr CW Keevil			CAMR, Porton, UK
Dr Mark leChavlier		American Water Works Service Co, USA
Prof Gordon McFeters		Montana State University, USA
Dr Gary O’Neill			Yorkshire Water, UK
Prof David White		University of Tennessee, USA

Offers of posters are still being accepted.  Send abstracts to
Conference Secretariat (details below)

FEMS Young Scientists Grants are available to cover cost of
registration and accommodation and a contribution of up to 100 GBP
towards travel.  Available to scientists of 35 years or under and who
belong to a national microbiological society affiliated to FEMS
(Federation of European Microbiological Societies).  Application forms
from Conference Secretariat TO BE RETURNED BY 24 FEBRUARY  

Elaine Wellingham, Conference Secretariat, Field End House, Bude
Close, Nailsea, Bristol  BS19 2FQ   United Kingdom.  Tel & fax  +44
(0) 1275 853311,  E-mail:  confsec at dial.pipex.com

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