Workshop lab

Biofilm Science and Technology meetings are held twice each year for CBE Industrial Associates. In February, we host a regulatory-focused meeting in Washington, D.C. and in July we host our second meeting in Bozeman, Montana. We invite interested companies to attend one of these meetings to preview the Industrial Associates program prior to becoming a member.

The summer meeting is key to Industrial Associates’ interaction with the CBE researchers and students. While the regulatory meeting in Washington, D.C. brings together representatives from industry, regulatory agencies, and academia to discuss biofilm-related technologies, research, and regulatory pathways.


The meeting agendas include:

  • Detailed, up-to-date, reporting of CBE projects and research strategy (specific industry sponsored projects may be excluded depending on the status of the project). Reporting includes written summaries, posters and presentations on the research.
  • Opportunities for the Industrial Associate members to provide written and oral guidance on the CBE research, education and industrial programs.
  • Opportunities for in-depth one-on-one or small group meetings with CBE researchers and students to focus on specific research, application and educational needs of the Industrial Associate.
  • Workshops on CBE biofilm analytical methods. Workshops include hands-on laboratory instruction as well as presentations and materials.

For more information, contact Paul Sturman (406) 994-2102.


2019 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

February 5–6, 2019
Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, VA

Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development

Draft agenda

Registration online now at:

July 16–18, 2019
Bozeman, MT 
Agenda and registration available May 2019


2018 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

July 17–19, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman, Montana

Monday, July 16
Pre-meeting workshop: Biofilm Imaging & Ontology, Monday, July 16
  Workshop overview (pdf)

Tuesday, July 17–19
Biofilm Meeting
  Meeting agenda (pdf)

February 6–7, 2018

Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, VA

Tuesday, February 6
Biofilm Science & Technology Workshop featuring sessions on medical biofilms, industrial biofilms, and food-related biofilms.
Workshop final agenda (pdf)

Wednesday, February 7
Regulatory Meeting “Anti-Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development.”
Meeting final agenda (pdf)


2017 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

July 18–20, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman, Montana
Pre-meeting workshop, Monday, July 17: The Basics: Standardized Biofilm Methods
Meeting: Tuesday, July 18–20, 2017
Workshop overview (pdf)
Workshop agenda (pdf)
Meeting agenda (pdf) 

January 31–February 1, 2017
Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia

Workshop, Multi-kingdom Biofilms; Biofilms in Women's Health: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 
Meeting, Anti-biofilm Technologies: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Workshop agenda (pdf)
Meeting agenda (pdf)

2016 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

July 19–21, 2016
Bozeman, Montana
Pre-meeting workshop: “The Scale of Biofilm Studies,” Monday, July 18
Meeting: Tuesday, July 19–Thursday, July 21
Meeting agenda (pdf)
Workshop agenda (pdf)

February 9–10, 2016
Marriott Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, Virginia
Beneficial Biofilms Workshop: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Anti-biofilm Technologies Meeting: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Workshop agenda (pdf)
Meeting agenda (pdf)

2015 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

July 14–16, 2015
Bozeman, Montana
Pre-meeting workshop “Biofilm Methods for your Lab”: Monday, July 13
Meeting: Tuesday, July 14–Thursday, July 16
Meeting agenda (pdf)
Workshop abstract (pdf)
Workshop agenda (pdf)

February 11, 2015
College Park, Maryland

 “Anti-Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development”
Meeting overview (pdf)
Final agenda (pdf)

View past conference agendas and proceedings