Asia-Pacific Biofilms 2024

Nov. 12-17, 2024, Guangzhou, China

Asia-Pacific Biofilms (APB) 2024 will be held on Nov. 12-17, 2024.

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 2024 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 2024 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. We support Gender Equality and are an ally to LGBT people.

ORGANIZATION

Organizers

Supporting parties

Committee

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

Honghua Hu

Zhejiang University

SPEAKERS

Keynote Speakers

To be determined… …

Invited speakers

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Yue Qu

Monash University

PROGRAM

Registration November 12, 2024
13:00 - 18:00

Registration and Meeting platform test

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Workshop November 13, 2024
09:00 - 12:30

Workshop 1 and 2

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15:00 - 17:00

Workshop 3 and 4

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19:00 - 20:30

Workshop 5

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Medical Microbiology November 14, 2024
09:00 - 12:30

Session 1

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14:00 - 18:00

Session 2

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Biofilms in Australia November 15, 2024
08:50 - 12:30

Session 1

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14:00 - 18:00

Session 2

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19:00 - 21:00

Session 3 Early career researchers and students

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Foodborne Microbiology November 16, 2024
09:00 - 12:30

Session 1

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14:00 - 18:00

Session 2

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Anti-Biofilms November 16, 2024
09:00 - 12:30

Session 1

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09:00 - 12:30

Session 2

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Environmental Microbiology November 17, 2024
09:00 - 12:30

Session 1

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14:00 - 18:00

Session 2

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Applied Microbiology November 17, 2024
09:00 - 12:30

Session 1

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14:00 - 18:00

Session 2

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REGISTRATION

  • On-site Conference Registration

  • $228.00 USD
  • Online Conference Registration

  • $178.00 USD

SUBMISSION

Abstract:

Asia-Pacific Biofilms 2024 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 2024.

1. Scientific program and official journals

Asia Pacific biofilms 2024 sets a scientific program. All accepted abstracts will be included in the conference proceeding of Asia-Pacific Biofilms 2024. Excellent abstracts will be recommended to the official journal of the conference (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/biofilm), the author will receive a waiver and may submitting the full text.

>>Submit an Abstract<<

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2. Special issue

Asia Pacific biofilms 2024 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

Asia-Pacific Biofilms 2024 also have official special issues related to biofilms. If you wish to know more, please click here.

Student Presentation:

Asia-Pacific Biofilms 2024 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.

ABOUT US

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, Asia-Pacific Biofilms 2022 was held on October 18-23, 2022 in Guangzhou.
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.

FORMER CONFERENCES

4 conferences have been successfully held since 2017

NEWS

Organization Introduction

South China University of Technology The South China University…