IWA Biofilms: Biofilms & their interactions with surfaces

Sophie Felleiter

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In this conference, we aim to provide a meeting point for scientists from the entire world to present their most recent data and to exchange novel information on basic and applied aspects of microbial biofilms, and their interactions with surfaces. Since this is the first time this conference is located in South America, we also expect to gather Latin-American scientists and industrial companies working on biofilm topics, by promoting the generation of future biofilm related activities and collaboration projects involving South American and world partners. We expect to include topics relevant to South America, such as mining, water sanitation, infrastructure, and health.


  • Biofilms and interaction with surfaces (biocorrosion, biofouling, membranes, bioleaching, bio-electrochemical systems, biofilms in medical devices)
  • Water and wastewater treatment (wastewater, drinking water, and mining wastewater)
  • Biofilm modelling (metabolic, reactors)
  • Biofilm ecology (EPS, bioremediation, marine biofilms, drinking water distribution systems, sampling and quantification methodologies).