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October 19, 2016

Earlier this month, the EPA announced that it is seeking public comment on two test methods and guidance for evaluating antimicrobial efficacy against biofilm bacteria in hospital settings.

August 22, 2016

CBE affiliated faculty Adrienne Phillips, Robin Gerlach, and Al Cunningham were recently featured by MSU News for their research that has demonstrated the potential for biofilm and mineral-producing bacteria to stop tiny, hard-to-reach leaks in underground oil and gas wells.

August 19, 2016

The Center for Biofilm Engineering, in collaboration with Montana State University’s Department of Visual Media and BioSurface Technologies, is excited to announce the first series of Standardized Biofilm Methods training videos.

June 21, 2016

MSU-CBE doctoral graduate Heidi Smith was recently featured by MSU News for her publication in Nature Publication Journals (npj) Biofilms and Microbiomes “Biofilms on glacial surfaces: Hot spots for biological activity.”

April 4, 2016

Al Parker, bio-statistician at the Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE), was recently awarded a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2015 Scientific and Technological Achievement Award, Level 1.

February 19, 2016

Brent Peyton, a professor in MSU’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was recently awarded a prestigious $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

November 19, 2015

The study of biofilms is the specialty of Montana State University’s Center for Biofilm Engineering, now celebrating its 25th year.

September 24, 2015

MSU-CBE faculty member Darla Goeres, associate research professor in chemical and biological engineering, was recently awarded a Burroughs Wellcome Innovation in Regulatory Science Award.

September 18, 2015

The National Science Foundation has awarded $3 million for the creation of a new nanotechnology center at MSU.

July 16, 2015

In 2015, the Center for Biofilm Engineering marks the 25th anniversary of its founding as a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center.

May 18, 2015

Federica Villa, a Center for Biofilm Engineering visiting researcher from Italy, is delving into the effects of biofilm on some iconic American monuments.

April 29, 2015

Jim Wilking's biofilm work has brought him a prestigious NSF CAREER award, the National Science Foundation's top award for young scientists.

March 13, 2015

A successful field-scale experiment marked a significant milestone in CBE’s development and control of biofilm processes that mitigate unwanted leakage pathways near wells.

March 9, 2015

“25 years and growing”

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of CBE’s inception as a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center (NSF ERC).

February 18, 2015

As the Center for Biofilm Engineering commemorates its 25th anniversary in 2015, it will also be exploring new opportunities for the future of the Center with a change in directorship.

November 19, 2014

The CBE earned the guest editor role and cover photo of the July 2014 Special Issue on Biofilms of the journal Microbial Ecology.

December 17, 2014

The CBE is pleased to announce the meeting “Anti-Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development,” on February 11, 2015 in College Park, Maryland. Sponsored by the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University, the meeting will feature speakers from academia, industry and US government agencies (FDA & EPA).

July 23, 2014

The CBE was recently featured by Montana State University for the “Chronic Infections” session presented at its July biofilm science and technology meeting.

May 9, 2014

A mini-review by CBE director Phil Stewart in the FEMS journal Pathogens and Disease examines the little-discussed role of mechanical clearance in the tenacity of biofilm infections.

March 19, 2014

The 2013 CBE annual report features three brief biofilm 'lessons': microbially influenced corrosion, infection, and the extracellular matrix.

May 1, 2014

Year after year, MSU students who participate in CBE research inspire us with their personal qualities, energy, and productivity. Among this year’s best, we celebrate Steven Davis, who turned potentially debilitating injury into academic success and inspiration to tribal communities across Montana.

May 1, 2014

CBE’s highly respected Danish colleague Søren Molin, Technical University of Denmark, was recently awarded the 2014 Novo Nordisk Prize for his pioneering studies of bacterial biofilms and their significance in developing disease.

March 3, 2014

Montana native and MSU alumnus Norm Asbjornson has committed $50 million to MSU and its College of Engineering. The gift is the largest private gift in the history of the state.

February 19, 2014

Joe Seymour, CBE associated professor in chemical and biological engineering, will be the speaker in the Provost’s Distinguished Lecturer Series on Tuesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in the Hager Auditorium at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman.

January 3, 2014

CBE faculty members were recently featured by MSU News for their research into the production of oil-producing algae, as well the feasibility of commercial-scale biofuel production based on microbes discovered in Yellowstone National Park.

December 10, 2013

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named CBE faculty member Anne Camper as one of its 2013 Fellows to be honored at a ceremony in Alexandria, Virginia in March 2014.

November 30, 2013—Update to original story posted November 6, 2013

Congratulations to CBE authors Kristen Brileya, James Connolly, Carey Downey, Robin Gerlach, and Matthew Fields for the media pick-up and article metrics of their research publication in the November 5, 2013 issue of Scientific Reports, an online journal affiliated with the international journal Nature.

November 21, 2013

The Montana University System (MUS) Board of Regents unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Anne Camper to Regents Professor at their meeting in Bozeman on Thursday, November 21. Regents Professor is the system's top honor for faculty of distinction.

November 6, 2013

A team of Center for Biofilm Engineering researchers recently reported a breakthrough achievement in proving a long-suspected microbial survival strategy in the November 5, 2013 issue of Scientific Reports, an online journal affiliated with the international journal Nature.

July 23, 2013

The CBE was recently featured by Montana State University for the industrial interaction at their semi-annual biofilm science and technology meetings.