On behalf of the ESCMID Study Group for Biofilms (ESGB) and the Organising Committee you are cordially invited to attend Eurobiofilm 2017. After fruitful meetings in Rome, Copenhagen, Ghent and Brno, the 5th Eurobiofilms meeting will be held in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
We aim to provide an opportunity to all scientists to present their most recent data and exchange novel information on clinical, environmental and basic aspects of microbial biofilms.
The multidisciplinary program will cover many subjects and will be a mix of basic, clinical and environmental biofilm related topics. Leading scientist in the field will be present as keynote speaker and/or chairperson. Oral presentations, mostly from young scientists, will be presented during various plenary sessions, integrated symposia and symposia. On September 19th, several educational pre-conference workshops will be organised.
We would like to encourage you to submit an abstract of your work. In each session, 4-5 speakers will be given a platform to present their latest research. Other abstracts can be presented in one of the poster sessions.
On the occasion of this meeting, the journals Pathogens and Disease and FEMS Microbiology Ecology will both devote thematic issues to the topic of microbial biofilms. For the first time, Pathogens and Disease and FEMS Microbiology Ecology will publish a joint virtual special issue. You are encouraged to submit your manuscripts, before the 30th of November 2017.
The ESGB and the Organising Committee are making every effort to make this an interesting and memorable biofilm meeting and we hope to see you in the exciting city of Amsterdam in September 2017!
Bastiaan Krom (President of the Organising Committee)
ESGB Executive Committee