ASM Conference on Biofilms 2003

Conference Scope

The third in ASM's series of conferences on the topic, Biofilms 2003 will bring together the global community of scientists and engineers working in this field. Session topics will include biofilm structure-function and physiology, the biofilm phenotype, developmental patterns in biofilms, cross kingdom interactions, biofilms in natural and industrial systems, and pathogenesis. Evening parallel sessions will allow focused interactive discussion of specialized topics. Workshops mid-meeting will allow hands-on demonstrations of methods for sampling and quantitation of biofilm bacteria and for the imaging of biofilms using confocal scanning laser microscopy and specific chemical and immune probes.

Organizing Committee

Bill Costerton, Montana State University 
Michael Givskov, Technical University of Denmark 
Hilary Lappin-Scott, University of Exeter 
Robert Palmer, National Institutes of Health 
Matt Parsek, Northwestern University 
Paul Stoodley, Montana State University

Program and Abstract Book