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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.

June 28, 2013

BIOGLYPHS, an art and science collaboration initiated in 2002 by members of the Center for Biofilm Engineering and the Montana State University School of Art, has been featured on the June 13, 2013 Lifestyle page of Mother Nature Network.

April 25, 2013

Darla Goeres, assistant research professor, chemical and biological engineering, was featured by Montana State University for her recent award of a Fulbright Scholarship, the US government's flagship program in international educational exchange.

April 3, 2013

A paper recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), representing a collaborative project between researchers at the University of Michigan and Montana State University’s Center for Biofilm Engineering, sheds new light on biofilm processes with important medical implications.

December 10, 2012

“From Seeing to Solving…”

Imaging sparks the imagination. In this year's annual report, we celebrate biofilm imaging by sharing some of the striking images and movies we are collecting on our two newly installed confocal scanning laser microscopes (CSLM).

November 15, 2012

A CBE confocal microscope image is featured on the cover of the December 2012 issue of Biotechnology and Bioengineering. This is the second CBE image on the cover of Biotechnology and Bioengineering in the past year.

October 1, 2012

This is an image of a sand grain taken from a reactor operated by Josh Stringam, a CBE undergraduate student.

August 28, 2012

A movie image taken from the CBE’s new Leica confocal microscope was featured in Cell journal’s online Cell Picture Show.

July 24, 2012

The mission of the Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE) is to advance the basic knowledge, technology, and education required to understand, control and exploit biofilm processes. In support of this mission, the CBE launched a series of Knowledge Sharing Articles with the purpose of disseminating information that is the topic of presentations, posters, workshops or discussions that occur at the CBE.

May 25, 2012

You may not be familiar with the term "biofilm," but you have certainly encountered biofilm on a regular basis.

MSU News Service, April 30, 2012

The Graduate Education in Health for Minority Scholars (GEhMS) program, which is housed at MSU's Center for Biofilm Engineering, is accepting applications for the 2012–2013 academic year.

April 26, 2012
This poster was created in recognition of the CBE's 20th Anniversary as an NSF Engineering Research Center.

January 3, 2012
The CBE's confocal scanning laser microscopes provide state-of-the-art imaging from living biofilm samples. For a closer look at these microscope images and the researchers, see the confocal microscopy slideshow.

December 22, 2011
The CBE garnered the cover image and an article in the December 2011 issue of Biotechnology and Bioengineering.

November 1, 2011

"Student Success Stories"

In this year's report, we spotlight CBE contributions to student learning by taking a student-centered look at activity from the past year.

September 19, 2011
The mission of the CBE is to advance the basic knowledge, technology, and education required to understand, control and exploit biofilm processes.

Phil Stewart, Principal Investigator and CBE Director, received funding from the NSF-MRI Program and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for the purchase of new confocal microscope equipment in the fall of 2010. The National Science Foundation awarded $498,433 for the project: "MRI: Acquisition of a State of the Art Confocal Microscope at the Center for Biofilm Engineering." The NSF grant was awarded in conjunction with a complementary cost-sharing grant of $406,500 from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

Photos by Kelly Gorham, MSUJanuary 12, 2011
Three CBE associated faculty members—pictured at right, from top: Otto Stein, Matthew Fields, and Brent Peyton—were among the recipients of Montana State University's 2011 faculty awards in January.