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May 6, 2011
Luis O. Serrano Figueroa was recently awarded an 8-week fellowship to the National Science Foundation’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Program in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

May 5, 2011
Brent Peyton, professor, chemical and biological engineering, and Lisa Kirk, PhD, land resources and environmental sciences, were recognized by the Environmental Division of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) for an outstanding presentation as part of the Environmental Program at the 2011 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit in Denver, Colorado.

May 2, 2011
Nicole Schonenbach, undergraduate student in chemical and biological engineering and the CBE, was recently chosen as one of three MSU recipients of the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

April 27, 2011
Two CBE doctoral students, Tisza Bell, PhD candidate in microbiology, and Robert Gardner, PhD candidate in chemical and biological engineering, earned two of only twelve positions in the 2011 US-EC course in Environmental Biotechnology in Lausanne, Switzerland.

April 26, 2011
Christine Foreman
, Associate Research Professor, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, received the 2011 CBE Faculty Award in April.

April 22, 2011
Latest thesis abstracts from CBE PhD candidates in land resources and environmental sciences and microbiology.

April 22, 2011
Read the latest publications from CBE faculty and research scientists.

April 22, 2011

Method E2799-11, titled “Standard Test Method for Testing Disinfectant Efficacy against Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm using the MBEC Assay,” was approved during the April 2011 E35 committee meeting in Anaheim, CA.

April 15, 2011
MSU’s undergraduate and graduate students shared their research at the annual Student Research Celebration Thursday, April 14.

April 7, 2011
This article focuses on the importance of checking whether harvesting and disaggregating steps bias the results of a surface disinfectant test.

March 31, 2011
The Center for Biofilm Engineering is pleased to continue its program to highlight outstanding young biofilm investigators.

March 31, 2011
Phil Stewart, PhD and CBE Director, presented "Chronic Infections:  The Biofilm Hypothesis," to a live audience at Cafe' Scientifique in Bozeman on March 10. Cafe'Scientifique is co-sponsored by the Montana INBRE and COBRE programs at MSU. The Café Scientifique is based on the French Café Philosophique and has recently spread to a handful of locations in the United States. Community members come together in a friendly locale after work and hear a short talk on an interesting current scientific topic.

March 30, 2011
The family of John Neuman has set up a fund in support of student research at the CBE in John’s memory. An enduring friend and supporter of the CBE, John was the CBE’s Technical Operations Manager for 14 years, retiring in 2008; he passed away February 20, 2011.  To make a donation, click here

March 25, 2011
The CBE is pleased to welcome new member companies, Reckitt Benckiser and STERIS, to the Industrial Associates program.

March 24, 2011
Betsey Pitts
, CBE Research Associate and Microscope Facilities Manager, was one of five recipients of the 2011 Montana State University Employee Recognition Award, selected from a group of 59 nominees.

March 4, 2011
Read the latest publications from CBE faculty and research scientists.

March 4, 2011
Catch CBE faculty, researchers, and students on the move.

February 22, 2011
The CBE received sad news in February: Former CBE Technical Operations Manager John Neuman passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2011, after a brief illness.

February 11, 2011
The CBE is proud to announce the 2011 W.G. Characklis Outstanding Student Award to Mari Eggers and Anitha Sundararajan.

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.