Asia-Pacific Biofilms 2022

Oct. 18-23, 2022, Guangzhou, China

Asia-Pacific Biofilms (APB) 2022 will be held on Oct. 18-23, 2022.

This conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, engineers, and clinicians globally, primarily from the Asia-Pacific area including China and Singapore from Asia, Australia and New Zealand from Oceania, United States and Canada from America, and many other countries/regions to share new knowledge and research progresses in microbial biofilms. Scope of APB 2022 includes molecular biology of biofilms, quorum sensing, industrially and clinically relevant biofilms and emerging technologies for biofilm mitigation. This conference will serve as a major platform that create collaborative opportunities for biofilm researchers in the Asia-Pacific area, and to facilitate our interactions with colleagues from Europe (EuroBiofilms) and the United States (ASM Biofilms). For the first time, APB will be organizing a signature program for the conference. The signature program for APB 2022 is Biofilms in Australia, from Biomaterials-Microorganism Interface to Recalcitrant Infections, co-organized by the Department of Infectious Diseases, the Alfred Hospital and Monash University.

The conference committee will make every effort to present a memorable and valuable biofilms conference and we are sincerely looking forward to your participation.



South China University of Technology (SCUT) is a leading educational institution in China, a public research-intensive university that is directly governed by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Located in the city of Guangzhou, a thriving metropolis in South China, it today covers a total area of 405 hectares, consisting of three campuses: the Wushan Campus, the University Town Campus, and the Guangzhou International Campus. The university was formerly known as the South China Institute of Technology, which was first founded in 1952 by merging the engineering schools and departments of a number of major universities and polytechnic universities from five provinces in central and Southern China. After over 60 years of development, SCUT has become a multi-disciplinary university, merging science, engineering, business management, arts and social science, medicine and other disciplines into one integration. Since its founding, it has educated over 380,000 graduates at all levels. In 2016, SCUT was ranked the world’s top 300 universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, with its engineering placed at the 22nd place. According to Thomson Reuters’ Essential Science Indicators, SCUT has chemistry, materials science, engineering, agricultural science, physics, biology and biochemistry, computer science, and environment and ecology ranked in the global top 1%. SCUT has established connections and partnerships with over 50 overseas universities to promote student training and scientific research. Considering the importance of people as the fundamental element of education, the university always sees “the academy as the foundation, talented ones as the strength, open minds as the vitality, and the culture of the university as the energy to thrive and last”. All these efforts are building SCUT as a top-ranking university in the country and a renowned world-class institution.

The School of Food Science and Engineering (SFSE)was established newly in November 2015 through the reorganization of the School of Light Industry and Food Science, however, its history can be dated back to 1952, the beginning of the University. The first degree program of the School, Sugar and Food Engineering, was started to run at that time. Currently, the school has two undergraduate programs as well as Food Science and Engineering, and Food Quality and Safety, and two postdoctoral programs, Food Science and Engineering and Light Industrial Technology and Engineering.  A national evaluation of key discipline carried out in 2012 showed that the Food Science and Engineering in the School were ranking No.3 among Chinese universities.

The school of Food Science and Engineering is one of the most important units in the University featuring high level innovative scientific research. The School has a national engineering research center (Wheat and Corn Processing Lab), a national innovation and technology platform (Starch and Plant Proteins Research Center) and several provincial/ministry scientific research institutes, such as Guangdong Key Laboratory for Green Processing and Safety of Natural Products, Guangdong Technical Center for Food Processing and Nutrition, Guangdong Lipid Science and Applied Technology Center, Guangdong International Collaborate Center for Sugar Green Processing, etc.

The School takes the student education as the primary task and provides perfect environment for personal development of every student. Now, in total of 1234 students, including 521 undergraduates and 713 graduates are studying in the school. The School has extensive communication and cooperation with many top-level oversea universities and research institutes such as Cornel University, Queensland University, Rutgers University and Kyoto University. Nearly one hundred scientists, faculties and students were actively involved in the international communication and cooperation through lecture, seminar, conference, or being visiting scholars and exchange students.

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a research-oriented public university founded in Shenzhen, China’s innovation center.

From their inception, SUSTech has attached enormous importance to attracting high-quality talents to its faculty. Through our continuing efforts to introduce world-class educators, SUSTech is proud to have over 800 faculty members on staff, and they continue to expand its faculty with amazing talent from all over the world. Many of their faculty have been honored with selection into national or regional talent programs, and SUSTech is keen to nurture and cultivate its talented staff.

SUSTech is proud of its unique dual-advisor system, which ensures that our students have every aspect of their lives are cultivated to maximize their university experiences. They believe that it is important that students are able to develop their personalities and be nurtured as potential future leaders with a global outlook.

SUSTech has learned from world-class research institutions spanning the globe and has planned its academic disciplines based on the major needs and strategic industries emerging around the Pearl River Delta region. With a major focus on science and engineering, SUSTech still has substantial research focuses in medicine, humanities and social services, to maximize the potential for new ideas across disciplines for new knowledge, new technologies and social development.

As SUSTech adapts and embraces the new challenges, the university continues to expand its academic opportunities for future leaders. With a strong emphasis on research, the growth in research centers and key laboratories will provide opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

The SUSTech campus sits in the rolling hills of Nanshan District in the bustling city of Shenzhen, with the verdant green lawns reflecting the environmentally friendly policies of the university. The natural and tranquil environment combines perfectly with the modern style of Shenzhen and its convenient location. With the campus covering an area of nearly 2 square kilometers, there is plenty of room for students to cogitate and consider their research or relax and enjoy their lives on campus. With students transiting the campus on foot, by bike or utilizing our convenient electric shuttle buses, our commitment to environmental sustainability is strong. By placing ourselves among glorious greenery, we can partake in and protect the gorgeous flora and fauna that naturally occurs in Guangdong Province.


Academic Exchange Information Center (AEIC) is a well-developed international exchange platform co-founded by colleges, scientific research institutions and enterprises. We concentrate on global professional academic forces and devotes to the academic exchange activities such as scientific and technological information dissemination, scholars scientific research exchanges and social hotspots analysis. Now we have received big support from many colleges and research institutes. Adhering to the spirit of Professional, Focus and Concentrate, we provide an international professional exchange platform for scientific and technological academic communication to realize the transformation of academic achievements.

AEIC cooperates with many international press including Springer, Elsevier, IEEE, Taylor & Francis Group,IOP, EDP, ASME, SPIE, Academic Press, American Scientific Publishing, DEStech Publications, TTP and Atlantis Press. AEIC calls for papers from academic conferences and publishs papers for EI or CPCI index. Outstanding papers will be recommended for publication in well-known international journals such as the ones indexed by SCI, EI, etc. Conferences of all disciplines:

Computer Science Water Science and Technology Traffic and Transportation Economic Finance
Material Science Environmental Science and Technology Food Science Psychology
Mine Engineering Chemistry and Chemistry Social Sciences Energy Science
Civil Engineering Agroforestry Science and Technology Art and Sports Other disciplines

Supporting parties

ESCMID Study Group for Biofilms (ESGB). Biofilms are communities of microorganisms that are attached to each other and/or a biotic or abiotic surface, are embedded in a self-produced extracellular matrix, and show markedly reduced susceptibility to antimicrobial agents. It is estimated that the majority of chronic infections and most device-related infections are biofilm-associated. However, biofilm infections are difficult to diagnose and extremely difficult to treat.

The objective of ESGB is to increase knowledge on various aspects of microbial biofilms with as ultimate goals improved diagnostic tools for biofilm infections, and better approaches to prevent and treat such infections. In order to obtain these goals, a multidisciplinary approach is necessary and one of the objectives of the ESGB to facilitate cooperation between scientist working on biofilms in different disciplines.

The Chinese Society for Microbiology (CSM), founded in 1952, is a national non-profit, legal academic organization of the Chinese scientists specializing in microbiology. Since 1980, CSM has become a member of International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS). CSM currently consists of 6 working committees and 22 professional committees and more than 20,000 members in China. CSM is affiliated to China Association of Science and Technology (CAST), and also accepts administrative supervision from Ministry of Civil Affairs. The highest authority of CSM is the Representative Congress, which is usually held in every five years. The Representative Congress is authorized to select the Council, that elects the President, Vice Presidents, Secretary General and General Council of CSM. The current Council of CSM is the twelfth,which was elected in October 2021, with Xu Jianguo as the President and Xiang Hua as the Secretary General. The Council consists of 154 members, in which 42 are executive directors.

Overseas Chinese Society for Microbiology (Sino-Micro) is a registered non-for-profit organization formed by overseas Chinese researchers who study microbiology. Our goal is to establish a social network that will facilitate the advancement of our research programs and the development of our careers. In addition, we wish to work as a group to create a platform for enhancing scientific interactions with our colleagues in China. Current Sino-Micro members are primarily principal investigators in the USA. However, our organization is open to all overseas Chinese microbiologists.

Elsevier as a global leader in information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. We do this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making for customers across the global research and health ecosystems. In everything we publish, we uphold the highest standards of quality and integrity at scale to ensure value to our customers. We bring that same rigor to our analytical solutions for researchers, health professionals, institutions and funders.

Microbiology Australia, The journal of the Australian Society for Microbiology is produced online and in print four times a year. The journal contains scientific papers, technical notes, book reviews, conference information, data on new products and services in microbiology, and material for tertiary students, in addition to providing detail on ASM activities. Microbiology Australia comprises mostly thematic issues focused on the areas of greatest importance to microbiology. Themes are determined by the Editorial Board and Guest Editor(s), with the exception of a biennial issue that features Breaking Research of ASM’s Early Career Researchers.


Founder and Honorable President

Dr. Mark Shirtliff (1969–2018)

Dr. Shirtliff has specialized in both in vitro and in vivo systems for the study of biofilms as a microbiologist for over 25 years. As an indication of his expertise on the subjects of biofilm-forming microbes and their relation to infectious disease and pathogenesis, he has presented his scientific findings on the subject at 110 meetings and symposia and have orally presented at over 100 national and international meetings/seminars. He has also authored over 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters on pathogenic microbes, both their biofilm mode of growth and the chronic diseases that they cause. Dr. Shirtliff has a strong background in organizing highly skilled colleagues in multidisciplinary research. He also has a strong working knowledge of budget development and have obtained over $8 million from state, national (NIH and DOD), and international funding agencies in the past 10 years. He has served on 35 graduate committees and was the primary advisor on 11 graduate students committees (8 PhD, 3 Masters).

Organizing Committee Members

Birthe Kjellerup

University of Maryland

Chuanwu Xi

University of Michigan

Gamini Seneviratne

National Institute of Fundamental Studies

Janette Harro

University of Maryland

Kendra Rumbaugh

Texas Tech University

Liang Yang

Southern University of Science and Technology

Matthew Parsek

University of Washington

Nathan Archer

Johns Hopkins University

Yue Qu

Monash University

Zhenbo Xu

South China University of Technology

Guanglei Qiu

South China University of Technology

Wei Hu

Shandong University

Yulong Tan

Qingdao Agricultural University

Haiyan Hu

Sun Yat-Sen University


Keynote Speakers

Aijie Wang

Harbin Institute of Technology

April Gu

Cornell University

Bin Cao

Nanyang Technological University

Birthe Kjellerup

University of Maryland

Daniel Wozniak

The Ohio State University

Darla Goeres

Montana State University

Dinh-Toi Chu

Vietnam National University

Gamini Seneviratne

National Institute of Fundamental Studies

Gordon Ramage

University of Glasgow

Kendra Rumbaugh

Texas Tech University

Kimberly Kline

Nanyang Technological University

Liang Yang

Southern University of Science and Technology

Lianhui Zhang

South China Agricultural University

Lichuan Gu

Shandong University

Lvyan Ma

The Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Manuel Simões

University of Porto

Mark Wilcox

The University of New South Wales

Matthew Parsek

University of Washington

Meiying Xu

Guangdong Academy of Sciences Institute of Microbiology

Paul Stoodley

The Ohio State University

Per Halkjær Nielsen

Aalborg University

Peter Kingshott

Swinburne University of Technology

Po-Ren Hsueh

National Taiwan University Hospital

Romain Briandet

University of Paris-Saclay

Shuhong Gao

Harbin Institute of Technology

Stefan Wuertz

Nanyang Technological University

Steve Flint

Massey University

Tom Coenye

Ghent University

Ute Römling

Karolinska Institute

Wei Qian

The Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Xiaoxue Wang

South China Sea Institute of Oceanology

Yan Zhou

Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute

Yilin Wu

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Zhenbo Xu

South China University of Technology

Invited speakers

Aiqun Jia

Hainan University

Amila P. Henagamage

Uva Wellassa University

Anne Mai-Prochnow

Sydney University

Anton Peleg

Monash University

Boce Zhang

University of Florida

Chunlei Shi

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Clarissa Nobile

University of California

Cormac Murphy

University College Dublin

Danny Ducat

Michigan State University

Darshani Singhalage

Uva Wellassa University

David McGiffin

Monash University

Diane McDougald

University of Technology Sydney

Dominique Limoli

University of Iowa

Efstathios Giaouris

University of the Aegean

Elena Ivanova

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Enrico Marsili

University of Nottingham

Fan Jin

Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology

Faqian Sun

Zhejiang Normal University

Feng Ju

Westlake University

Guoliang Qian

Nanjing Agricultural University

Haiyan Hu

Sun Yat-Sen University

Heema Vyas

The University of Sydney

Helmut Thissen

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Hiroshi Hamamoto

The University of Tokyo

Honghua Hu

Macquarie university

Hongman Hou

the College of Food Science and Technology

Iqbal Ahmad

Aligarh Muslim University

Janette Harro

University of Maryland

Jian Sun

Guangdong University of Technology

Jianxiong Hao

Hebei University of Science and Technology

Jianyu Su

South China University of Technology

Jim Manos

University of Sydney

Jing Lin

Guangzhou University

Jingyu Chen

China Agricultural University

Jinxin Zheng

Shenzhen Nanshan Hospital

Junyan Liu

Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering

Ke Wang

First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University

Lei Cheng

Sichuan University

Lei Yuan

Yangzhou University

Madushika Perera

University of Colombo

Mahesh Premarathna

National Institute of Fundamental Studies

Mette Burmolle

University of Copenhagen

Mingming Guo

Zhejiang University

Moutong Chen

Guangdong Academy of Sciences

Na Guo

Jilin University

Nathan Archer

Johns Hopkins University

Nor Ainy Mahyudin

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Qingbin Guo

Tianjin University of Science and Technology

Qingli Dong

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

Radha Prasanna

ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute

Renyou Gan

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Rihua Xu

Inner Mongolia University

Rongchang Wang

Tongji University

Ruth Thornton

University of Western Australia

Sandra Pinto

University of Lisbon

Scott Rice

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Shanquan Wang

Sun Yat sen University

Shezmin Ismail

Monash University

Sidath Ekanayake

National Institute of Fundamental Studies

Stuart Dashper

Melbourne University

Taghrid Istivan

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Thilini A. Perera

University of Colombo, Colombo

Viduranga Waisundara

Australia Institute Of Business and Technology

Wenwei Lu

Jiangnan University

Xiangjun Gong

South China University of Technology

Xiaomei Bie

Nanjing Agricultural University

Xin Wang

Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University

Xuejie Li

South China University of Technology

Yang Deng

Qingdao Agricultural University

Yichao Wu

Huazhong Agricultural University

Yong Zhao

Shanghai Ocean University

Yu Tao

Harbin Institute of Technology

Yuan Ren

South China University of Technology

Yuanyuan Huang

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology

Yue Qu

Monash University

Yulong Tan

Qingdao Agricultural University

Zlatko Kopecki

University of South Australia

Zunying Liu

Ocean University of China


Registration October 18, 2022
16:00 - 18:00

Registration and Test

Workshop October 19, 2022
08:00 - 09:30

Animal Models in Biofilm Research

8:00-9:30            To be determined
                                    Kendra Rumbaugh (Texas Tech University, Lubbock)
                             To be determined
                                    Janette Harro (University of Maryland, Baltimore)
9:30-10:00          Meet the speakers

10:00 - 11:00

To be confirmed

10:00-11:00         To be determined
                                   Paul Stoodley (The Ohio State University, Columbus)
                             Biofilms & Beer
                                   Darla Goeres (Montana State University, Bozeman)
11:00-11:30          Meet the speakers

15:00 - 17:00

To be confirmed

15:00-17:00          To be determined
                                   Zhenbo Xu (South China University of Technology, Guangzhou)
                              To be determined
                                   Yulong Tan (Qingdao Agricultural University, Qingdao)
                                   Zhenbo Xu (South China University of Technology, Guangzhou)
                                   Renyou Gan (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Chengdu)
                                   Junyan Liu (Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering, Guangzhou)
17:00-17:30          Meet the speakers

19:00 - 20:30

To be confirmed

19:00-20:30          To be determined
                                   Tom Coenye (Ghent University, Ghent)
                               To be determined
                                   Birthe Kjellerup (University of Maryland, College Park)
20:30-20:45          Meet the speakers

Medical Biofilms October 20, 2022
09:00 - 10:40

Session 1

Chairs: Zhenbo Xu, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou
9:00-9:10          Opening ceremony
                                   Birthe Kjellerup (University of Maryland, College Park)
9:10-9:40          To be determined
                                   Paul Stoodley (The Ohio State University, Columbus)
9:40-10:10         To be determined
                                   Kendra Rumbaugh (Texas Tech University, Lubbock)
10:10-10:25        To be determined
                                   Janette Harro (University of Maryland, Baltimore)
10:25-10:40        To be determined
                                   Nathan Archer (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore)
10:40-10:55        Meet the speakers

10:55 - 12:25

Session 2

Chair: Liang Yang, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen
10:55-11:25          To be determined
                                   Daniel Wozniak (The Ohio State University, Columbus)
11:25-11:55          To be determined
                                   Matthew Parsek (University of Washington, Seattle)
11:55-12:10          Candida biofilms: importance, regulation, and evolution
                                   Clarissa Nobile (University of California, Merced)
12:10-12:25          Lysocin E - a novel antibiotic potentiated in the host
                                   Hiroshi Hamamoto (The University of Tokyo, Bunkyoku)
12:25-14:00          Meet the speakers

14:00 - 15:45

Session 3

14:00-14:30          To be determined
                                   Tom Coenye (Ghent University, Ghent)
14:30-15:00          The clinical importance of interkingdom biofilms in the oral cavity and beyond
                                   Gordon Ramage (University of Glasgow, Glasgow)
15:00-15:30          Bacterial second messenger cyclic-di-GMP and its regulation and inhibition in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
                                   Lvyan Ma (The Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing)
15:30-15:45          Quorum sensing as a target for controlling biofilm formation in Acinetobacter baumannii
                                   Celia Mayer (University of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia)
15:45-16:00          Meet the speakers

16:00 - 18:30

Session 4

16:00-16:30       To be determined
                                   Wei Qian (Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing)
16:30-17:00          To be determined
                                   Kimberly Kline (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
17:00-17:30          To be determined
                                   Po-Ren Hsueh (National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei)
17:30-17:45          To be determined
                                   Jintao Liu (Tsinghua University, Beiiinge)
17:45-18:15          Regulation of biofilm formation by cyclic di-GMP signaling
                                   Ute Römling (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm)
18:15-18:30          Engineered polyurea (PURE) dendrimers are a potential alternative to conventional antibiotics
                                   Sandra Pinto (University of Lisbon, Lisboa)
18:30-18:45          Meet the speakers

Biofilms in Australia October 21, 2022
10:55 - 12:30

Session 5

Chair: Helmut Thissen, CSIRO, Canberra
10:55-11:00         Opening: Welcome to the Australian Biofilms meeting
                                   Yue Qu (Monash University, Melbourne)
11:00-11:40          Colloidal crystal based micro- and nanostructured surfaces to control bacterial colonization
                                   Peter Kingshott (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne)
11:40-12:10          Osteoblasts response on two-tiered bactericidal architecture fabricated on titanium surfaces
                                   Elena Ivanova (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne)
12:10-12:30          Biointerfaces – opportunities for the effective control of medical device related infections
                                   Helmut Thissen (CSIRO, Canberra)
12:30-13:00         Meet the speakers

13:00 - 14:30

Session 6

Chair: Yue Qu, Monash University, Melbourne
13:00-13:30          The genetic basis of mixed species biofilm development
                                   Scott Rice (CSIRO, Canberra)
13:30-14:00          Assessing the role of pharyngeal cell surface glycans in Group A Streptococcus biofilm formation
                                   Heema Vyas (The University of Sydney, Sydney)
14:00-14:30          Biofilms, luxS gene and virulence of the oral bacterium Campylobacter concisus
                                   Taghrid Istivan (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne)
14:30-14:50          Meet the speakers

14:50 - 16:30

Session 7

Chair: David McGiffin, Monash University, Melbourne
14:50-15:30          Development and clinical trials of antimicrobial contact lenses
                                   Mark Wilcox (The University of New South Wales, Sydney)
15:30-16:00          Biofilm-related VAD driveline infections and phage therapy
                                   Anton Peleg (Monash University, Melbourne)
16:00-16:30          N-acetyl cysteine as a biofilm disruptor and an aid to eradication
                                   Jim Manos (The University of Sydney, Sydney)
16:30-17:00          Meet the speakers

17:00 - 19:15

Session 8

Chair: Xenia Kostoulias, Monash University, Melbourne
17:00-17:30          The dysbiotic polymicrobial biofilm nature of chronic oral disease
                                   Stuart Dashper (Melbourne University, Melbourne)
17:30-18:00          Development of stimuli-responsive hydrogel for treatment of mature biofilms in murine wound infection models
                                   Zlatko Kopecki (University of South Australia, Adelaide)
18:00-18:30          Do biofilms play a role in the recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC)?
                                   Yue Qu (Monash University, Melbourne)
18:30-19:00          Bench to bedside and back again: targeting host-microbial interactions to treat biofilm infections
                                   Ruth Thornton (The university of Western Australia, Perth)
19:00-19:15           Closing remarks: What we need from biofilm research: From clinicians’ perspective
                                   David McGiffin & Anton Peleg (Monash University, Melbourne)

19:15 - 19:45

Early career researchers and students

19:15-19:30           Persistence of Listeria monocytogenes ST5 in Ready-to-Eat Food Processing Environment
                                   Xin Liu (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai)
19:30-19:45           The role of Flagella in biofilm formation of emetic Bacillus cereus
                                   Yangfu Li (Jinan University, Guangzhou)

Foodborne Biofilms/Antibiofilms October 22, 2022
09:00 - 10:30

Session 9

Venue1, Foodborne Biofilms
Chair: Zhenbo Xu, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou
            Lei Yuan, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou

9:00-9:30        A novel method for controlling Listeria monocytogenes on lettuce
                              Steve Flint (Massey University, Palmerston North)
9:30-9:45         To be determined
                              Boce Zhang (University of Florida, Gainesville)
9:45-10:00       To be determined
                              Yong Zhao (Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai)
10:00-10:15      To be determined
                              Jianxiong Hao (Hebei University of Science and Technology, Shijiazhuang)
10:15-10:30       To be determined
                              Chunlei Shi (Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai)
10:30-10:45      Meet the speakers

Venue2, Antibiofilms
Chair: Yulong Tan, Qingdao Agricultural University, Qingdao
9:00-9:30       To be determined
                             Xuesong He (Harvard University, Cambridge)
9:30-10:00       To be determined
                             Liang Yang (Southern University of Science and Technology, Guangzhou)
10:00-10:30     To be determined
                             Xiaoxue Wang (South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Guangzhou)
10:30-10:45     To be determined
                             Aiqun Jia (Hainan University, Haikou)
10:45-11:00     Meet the speakers

10:45 - 12:45

Session 10

Venue1, Foodborne Biofilms
Chair: Xihong Zhao, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan
10:45-11:00      Inhibitory effect of biofilm-degrading enzyme on the biofilm formation and eracidation of Vibri parahaemolyticus
                              Zunying Liu (Ocean University of China, Qingdao)
11:00-11:15      To be determined
                              Hongman Hou (Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian)
11:15-11:30      Cold atmospheric plasma to remove bacterial biofilms
                              Anne Mai-Prochnow (Sydney University, Sydney)
11:30-11:45      Control of some of foodborne pathogens in planktonic and biofilm Form by electron beam irradiation and natural antibacterial substances
                              Xin Wang (Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, Xianyang)
11:45-12:00      Progress of Listeria monocytogenes biofilm risk
                              Qingli Dong (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai)
12:00-12:15      To be determined
                              Na Guo (Jilin University, Changchun)
12:15-12:30      To be determined
                              Wenwei Lu (Jiangnan University, Wuxi)
12:30-14:00      Meet the speakers

Venue2, Antibiofilms
Chair: Liang Yang, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen
11:00-11:30     To be determined
                            Yilin Wu (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hongkong)
11:30-12:00      To be determined
                            Lichuan Gu (Shandong University, Jinan)
12:00-12:15     To be determined
                            Haiyan Hu (Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou)
12:15-12:30     To be determined
                            Xiangjun Gong (South China University of Technology, Guangzhou)
12:30-14:00    Meet the speakers

14:00 - 15:45

Session 11

Venue1, Foodborne Biofilms
Chair: Junyan Liu, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering, Guangzhou
14:00-14:30     Biofilm resilience does not rely exclusively on bacterial viability
                             Manuel Simões (University of Porto, Porto)
14:30-14:45      A combined study on the antibiotic resistance and biofilm-forming abilities of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli isolates from retail raw chicken samples
                             Efstathios Giaouris (University of the Aegean, Mytilini)
14:45-15:00      Regulatory mechanism of quorum sensing system and second messenger on biofilm formation in Listeria monocytogenes
                             Xiaomei Bie (Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing)
15:00-15:15      To be determined
                             Jingyu Chen (China Agricultural University, Beijing)
15:15-15:30      To be determined
                             Moutong Chen (Guangdong Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou)
15:30-15:45      Meet the speakers

Venue2, Antibiofilms
Chair: Zhenbo Xu, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou
14:00-14:30      To be determined
                             Maëlle Molmeret (University of Toulon, Toronto)
14:30-14:45      To be determined
                             Weihui Wu (Nankai University, Tianjin)
14:45-15:00      To be determined
                             Mariagrazia Di Luca (University of Pisa, Pisa)
15:00-15:15      To be determined
                             Lei Cheng (Sichuan University, Chengdu)
15:15-15:30      To be determined
                             Sanna Maria Sillankorva (International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga)
15:30-15:45      To be determined
                             Ning Sun
15:45-16:00      Meet the speakers

15:45 - 17:45

Session 12

Venue1, Foodborne Biofilms
Chair: Yulong Tan, Qingdao Agricultural University, Qingdao
15:45-16:15      Spatio-temporal diversification of Bacillus subtilis cell types in surface-associated communities
                             Romain Briandet (University of Paris-Saclay, Paris)
16:15-16:45      The training and researching on biofilms in Vietnam: the current status and the need of international collaboration
                             Dinh Toi Chu (Vietnam National University, Hanoi)
16:45-17:00     To be determined
                             Junyan Liu (Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering, Guangzhou)
17:00-17:15      To be determined
                             Yang Deng (Qingdao Agricultural University, Qingdao)
17:15-17:30      To be determined
                             Rihua Xu (Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot)
17:30-17:45      To be determined
                             Mingming Guo (Zhejiang University, Hangzhou)
17:45-18:00      Meet the speakers

Venue2, Antibiofilms

16:00-16:15      To be determined
                             Qingbin Guo (Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Tianjin)
16:15-16:30      To be determined
                              Nan Liu (Shandong Provincial Hospital, Jinan)
16:30-16:45      To be determined
                              Jing Lin (Guangzhou University, Guangzhou)
16:45-17:00      To be determined
                              Jianyu Su (South China University of Technology, Guangzhou)
17:00-17:15      To be determined
                              To be determined
17:15-17:30      To be determined
                              To be determined
17:30-17:45      Meet the speakers

Environmental Biofilms/Applied Biofilms October 23, 2022
09:00 - 10:30

Session 13

Venue1, Environmental Biofilms
9:00-9:30         To be determined
                              Stefan Wuertz (Nanyang Technological University (SCELSE), Singapore )
9:30-10:00        To be determined
                              April Gu (Cornell University, New York)
10:00-10:15       To be determined
                              Diane McDougald (University of Technology Sydney, Sydney)
10:15-10:30        To be determined
                              Enrico Marsili (University of Nottingham, Ningbo)
10:30-10:45       Meet the speakers

Venue2, Applied Biofilms
9:00-9:30          To be determined
                              Gamini Seneviratne (National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy)
9:30-9:45           Prospecting cyanobacterium-based biofilms as climate-smart options under elevated CO2 environments
                               Radha Prasanna (ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Maharashtra)
9:45-10:00         Soil carbon sequestration in lowland paddy cultivation: a Biofilm biofertilizer approach
                               Sidath Ekanayake (National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy)
10:00-10:15        Biofilmed Azorhozobial biofertilizer to replace 50% urea requirement for rice (Oryza sativa)
                               Thilini A. Perera (University of Colombo, Colombo)
10:15-10:30         Synthetic Cyanobacteria/Hetrotroph Communities: Engineering in characteristics from biofilming species towards improved consortia robustness
                               Danny Ducat (Michigan State University, East Lansing)
10:30-10:45         Meet the speakers

10:45 - 12:30

Session 14

Venue1, Environmental Biofilms
10:45-11:15        To be determined
                               Darla Goeres (Montana State University, Bozeman)
11:15-11:45         To be determined
                               Bin Cao (Nanyang Technological University (SCELSE), Singapore)
11:45-12:00        To be determined
                               Honghua Hu (Macquarie university, Sydney)
12:00-12:15        To be determined
                               Rongchang Wang (Tongji University, Shanghai)
12:15-12:30        To be determined
                               Jian Sun (Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou)
12:30-14:00        Meet the speakers

Venue2, Applied Biofilms
10:45-11:15         Cellulolytic activity of fungal-bacterial biofilm developed from brown rot fungi and soil bacteria
                                Amila P. Henagamag (Uva Wellassa University, Badulla)
11:15-11:30         Exploiting living materials by engineering Gram-positive pili
                                Yuanyuan Huang (Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Shenzhen)
11:30-11:45         Diet-based interventions are not essential in shaping gut microbiota
                                Mahesh Premarathna (National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy)
11:45-12:00         Development of Biofertilizers to Strawberries: a microbial biofilm approach
                                Darshani Singhalage (Uva Wellassa University, Badulla)
12:00-12:15         Growth, biofilms and virulence factors of Pseudomonas aeruginosa suppressed by the synergistic interaction between bioactive plant extract and antibiotics
                                Iqbal Ahmad (Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh)
12:15-14:00         Meet the speakers

14:00 - 15:45

Session 15

Venue1, Environmental Biofilms
14:00-14:30         To be determined
                                 Per Halkjær Nielsen (Aalborg University, Aalborg)
14:30-15:00         To be determined
                                 Yan Zhou (Nanyang Technological University (NEWRI), Singapore)
15:00-15:15          To be determined
                                 Shanquan Wang (Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou)
15:15-15:30          To be determined
                                 Yichao Wu (Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan)
15:30-15:45          To be determined
                                 Faqian Sun (Zhejiang Normal University, Jinghua)
 15:45-16:00        Meet the speakers

Venue2, Applied Biofilms
14:00-14:30        To be determined
                                 Shezmin Ismail (Monash University, Melbourne)
14:30-14:45         To be determined
                                 Madushika Perera (University of Colombo, Colombo)
14:45-15:00         To be determined
                                 Cormac Murphy (University College Dublin, Dubli)
15:00-15:15         Verification of Fermentation Time of Kombucha ‘Tea Fungus’
                                 Viduranga Waisundara (Australian College of Business & Technology, Kandy)
15:15-15:30          To be determined
                                 Xuejie Li (South China University of Technology, Guangzhou)
15:30-15:45         Meet the speakers

16:00 - 18:15

Session 16

Venue1, Environmental Biofilms
16:00-16:30        To be determined
                                 Aijie Wang (Harbin University of Technology, Shenzhen)
16:30-17:00         To be determined
                                 Meiying Xu (Guangdong Institute of Microbiology, Guangzhou)
17:00-17:30          To be determined
                                 Shuhong Gao (Harbin University of Technology, Shenzhen)
17:30-17:45          To be determined
                                 Ju Feng (Westlake University, Hangzhou)
17:45-18:00          To be determined
                                 Yu Tao (Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen)
18:00-18:15          To be determined
                                 Yuan Ren (South China University of Technology, Guangzhou)
 18:15-18:30         Closing ceremony


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Asia-Pacific Biofilms 2022 is calling for abstracts related to biofilms, and highlighted topics include:
(1) Bioinformatics analysis in biofilms;
(2) Biofilms development and control;
(3) Biofilms antimicrobial resistance;
(4) Communication and signaling factors in biofilms;
(5) Rapid detection and application to biofilms bacteria;
(6) Virulence and toxins on clinical biofilms;
(7) Evolution and stress tolerance in Biofilms;
(8) Industrial and applied biofilms research.
All accepted abstracts will be included in the conference proceeding of Asia-Pacific Biofilms 2022.

1. Scientific program and official journals

Asia Pacific biofilms 2022 sets a scientific program. All accepted abstracts will be included in the conference proceeding of Asia-Pacific Biofilms 2022. Excellent abstracts will be recommended to the official journal of the conference (, the author will receive a waiver and may submitting the full text.

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2. Special issue

Asia Pacific biofilms 2022 has different special issues according to medical and clinical microorganisms, applied microorganisms, food and environmental microorganisms, antibiotics and drug resistance (to be confirmed)

3. Relevant official special issues

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Student Presentation:

Asia-Pacific Biofilms 2022 has sessions specifically for student presentations (Go to “Program”), which is arranged during conference days. Participating undergraduate and graduate students are required to register and submit an abstract noted as “Student Presentations”. Student certificate (such as student ID) will also be required. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Committee.


Asia-pacific Biofilms (formerly known as ChinaBiofilms), is a series of biennial international meetings on microbial biofilms, initiated by Dr. Mark Shirtliff from University of Maryland and Dr. Zhenbo Xu from South China University of Technology. Starting in October 2017, ChinaBiofilms 2017 was held on October 20-22, 2017 in Guangzhou, China, ChinaBiofilms 2019 was held on October 10-13, 2019 in Guangzhou, China, Asia-Pacific Biofilms 2021 was held virtually on May 11-16, 2021.
As both the founder and president of Asia-Pacific Biofilms, Dr. Shirtliff has contributed to organize the workshop and conference together with the organizing committee. Asia-Pacific Biofilms is a great opportunity for participants to present their recent research progress, foster new collaborations on microbial biofilms, and also building bridges between relevant research enterprises in Asia-Pacific and international universities.


3 conferences have been successfully held since 2017