The National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) is holding a workshop on biofilm engineering on Tuesday 30 April at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC).
The workshop will be the second industrial/academic cross-sector workshop on biofilm engineering held by NBIC, following on from the Centre’s first workshop on biofilm detection.
The workshop will explore problem areas, unmet needs and opportunities in commercial contexts, and will review the current state of scientific progress in biofilm engineering.
Anticipated outputs include:
- Opportunities to make new connections and form new collaborations;
- Additions to the evolving NBIC map of the biofilm scientific/needs landscape; and
- Agreed priorities and opportunities for translational projects and research investment to influence funders and drive NBIC activities.
Commenting on the workshop, Dr Mark Richardson, CEO of NBIC, said: “This will be an essential session for anyone in an industrial or academic setting with an interest in biofilms and exploiting an understanding of their uses at the interface with engineering and process applications, and who is keen to meet others who share this interest. This event is open to all commercial/industrial concerns and to UK academics whose institution is either currently, or plans to be, a member of NBIC.”
“We will be discussing how to harness their benefits from knowledge of their composition, function, ecology and evolution. This includes developing and improving engineered platforms and solutions, for example, wastewater, biotechnology, resource recovery from wastewater, microbial fuel cells, and aerobic and anaerobic bio-refinery. The scope for this theme also includes precision tools for microbial community engineering using synthetic biology.”
To express your interest in participating in the workshop, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.