We are organizing a 2-day symposium on microbial biofilm formation at the
American Chemical Society national meeting in Washington DC on August
20-21, 2000. We hope to bring together people from the microbiology,
engineering and surface science communities and encourage you, as a member
of one of these circles, to consider submitting an abstract to present.
George O'Toole (Dartmouth) and Henk Busscher (University of Groningen) have
accepted invitations to speak. The call for papers follows and is also
contained in the attached Word file. Our email list is incomplete - would
you please forward this message to co-workers of yours who might be
interested in this symposium?
Department of Chemical Engineering and Center for Biofilm Engineering
Montana State University Bozeman,
phil_s at erc.montana.edu
Institute for Surface Chemistry (YKI)
P.O. Box 5607
Se-114 86 Stockholm, Sweden
+46-9-790 99 10
martin.malmsten at surfchem.kth.se
Call for Papers
Microbial Biofilm Formation
ACS National Meeting, Washington DC August, 2000
Papers bearing on all aspects of microbial biofilm formation are invited.
The molecular basis of microbial attachment to surfaces is now emerging as
geneticists define the genes and proteins involved in biofilm development
and surface chemists detail the interaction of specific gene products with
material surfaces. Topics of particular interest include chemistry of
microbial protein and polysaccharide association with surfaces,
identification of specific biopolymers involved in microbial attachment and
accumulation at surfaces, engineered surfaces for controlling biofilm
formation, and chemical and biological gradients and patterns within biofilms.
Submit abstracts online at www.acs.org/meetings. Deadline for submission of
150-word abstract is April 30, 2000.
R.J.C. (Bob) McLean, Ph.D.
Southwest Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Tx 78666
Email: RM12 at swt.eduhttp://www.bio.swt.edu/micro/mclean/mclean.html
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