NBIC 1ST Industry/Academia Cross Sectorial Workshops, 24th September

The 1st NBIC Industrial / Academic Cross Sectorial Workshop on Biofilm Detection will be held on Monday September 24th at the De Vere Venues Colmore Gate Birmingham.

This will be an essential session for anyone in an industrial or academic setting with an interest in Biofilms and their detection and keen to meet others who share this interest.

The KTN session on Biofilms in April 2018  concluded, based on attendee votes, that one of the biggest needs in the Biofilm field was the effective detection and characterisation of biofilms.

We will be discussing approaches to achieve accurate quantitative and actionable biofilm detection across multiple scales and sectors  ( eg. the built & natural environment, manufacturing processes and supply chain, finished products, food , human and veterinary) through sensing, diagnostic and imaging technologies.

We will explore in  a workshop format the areas of problems and unmet needs in commercial contexts  and the current state of Scientific progress towards meeting these.

The session will start at 10:00 and finish at 16:00. Lunch and refreshments will be provided

There will be an initial plenary session led by NBIC summarising and discussing an outline scope of the  needs , problem and opportunity followed by cross industry/academia group sessions.

Outputs will be

  • New connections and new collaboration Opportunities
  • Additions to our evolving  NBIC map of the Biofilm Scientific / needs  landscape
  • Agreed priorities and opportunities for translational projects  and Research Investment  to influence funders and drive NBIC activities

Interested in attending ?

Please write to nbic@biofilms.ac.uk to express your interest.