5th ASM Conference on Biofilms

November 15 - 19, 2009 | Cancun, Mexico 

Preliminary Program

The schedule, including invited speakers, is available through the link below. The conference includes keynote lectures, plenary sessions, evening concurrent sessions, three days of poster sessions, and pre-meeting workshops.  As in past ASM Biofilms conferences, many speakers will be selected from the submitted abstracts.   Check this site regularly to learn the latest information about the conference. 

Talks and posters will be selected from submitted abstracts in these topic categories:

  1. Biofilm Development
  2. The Biofilm Matrix
  3. Evolutionary Aspects
  4. Communication and Signaling
  5. Biofilms in Medicine
  6. Industrial and Applied Biofilm Research 
  7. Biofilms in the Environment 
  8. Population Biology and Spatiotemporal Interactions


Michael Givskov, PhD; BioCentrum-DTU, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
Susanne Häußler, PhD; Helmholtz Centre for Infection, Braunschweig, Germany
Hilary M. Lappin-Scott, PhD; Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom
Robert J. Palmer Jr., PhD; National Institute Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Matt Parsek, PhD; University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Paul Stoodley, PhD; Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Fitnat Yildiz, PhD; University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Ex officio

J. William Costerton, DSc; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA 

Program/Abstract Book