The CBE thrives on interactions with biofilm researchers and industry representatives worldwide. A sampling of the CBE's outreach activity is highlighted below.
Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings
Our Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings (formerly called Technical Advisory Conferences or TAC) are held twice a year for our Industrial Associate members and prospective members, usually in February and July. These conferences provide a great opportunity to hear the latest biofilm research, meet with other industry representatives, and explore the potential for new collaborations with the CBE.
Prior to each CBE conference, our staff, faculty, and students provide workshops on biofilm methods, microscopy, and advanced biofilm tools and techniques.
Collaboration is key to the CBE's vitality, and the CBE provides a stimulating research setting for visiting researchers from around the globe.
Biofilm Topics: Retreats and Workshops
Periodically the CBE hosts topical workshops on biofilm issues of import that cross interdisciplinary boundaries.
Young Investigators Program
The CBE encourages the participation of outstanding early-career biofilm investigators at its annual Montana Biofilm S&T Meeting. This award targets postdoctoral researchers and newly hired faculty from outside the CBE. Up to two investigators are invited to present research at the Montana Biofilm Meeting and provided a $750 travel reimbursement and free attendance to the meeting.