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ACS Call for Biofilm Papers

Bob McLean rm12 at swt.edu
Thu Jan 27 13:26:12 EST 2000

Dear Colleague,

We are organizing a 2-day symposium on microbial biofilm formation at the 
American Chemical Society national meeting in Washington DC on August 
20-21, 2000. We hope to bring together people from the microbiology, 
engineering and surface science communities and encourage you, as a member 
of one of these circles, to consider submitting an abstract to present. 
George O'Toole (Dartmouth) and Henk Busscher (University of Groningen) have 
accepted invitations to speak. The call for papers follows and is also 
contained in the attached Word file. Our email list is incomplete - would
you please forward this message to co-workers of yours who might be 
interested in this symposium?

Best Regards,
Phil Stewart

Department of Chemical Engineering and Center for Biofilm Engineering 
Montana State University Bozeman,
MT 59717-3980
(406) 994-2890
phil_s at erc.montana.edu

Martin Malmsten
Institute for Surface Chemistry (YKI)
P.O. Box 5607
Se-114 86 Stockholm, Sweden
+46-9-790 99 10
martin.malmsten at surfchem.kth.se

Call for Papers
Microbial Biofilm Formation
ACS National Meeting, Washington DC August, 2000

Papers bearing on all aspects of microbial biofilm formation are invited. 
The molecular basis of microbial attachment to surfaces is now emerging as 
geneticists define the genes and proteins involved in biofilm development 
and surface chemists detail the interaction of specific gene products with 
material surfaces. Topics of particular interest include chemistry of 
microbial protein and polysaccharide association with surfaces,
identification of specific biopolymers involved in microbial attachment and 
accumulation at surfaces, engineered surfaces for controlling biofilm 
formation, and chemical and biological gradients and patterns within biofilms.

Submit abstracts online at www.acs.org/meetings. Deadline for submission of 
150-word abstract is April 30, 2000.

Forwarded by:

R.J.C. (Bob) McLean, Ph.D.
Dept. Biology
Southwest Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Tx 78666
(512)245-3365 phone
(512)245-8713 FAX
Email: RM12 at swt.eduhttp://www.bio.swt.edu/micro/mclean/mclean.html

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