This Week: 10th International Conference on Biofilm Reactors

University College Dublin hosts and information packed meeting this week on biofilm reactors. Watch out on Twitter and here in the Community for updates.

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Eoin Casey and his team are putting the finishing touches to what promises to be an exciting conference that blends industry and academia. Eoin says:

"The 2017 conference follows the format of previous IWA Biofilm Reactor conferences where the programme is designed to blend leading-edge academic research with high quality industrial case study presentations. This format allows for the beneficial exchange of ideas between practitioners and academic researchers. It will thus allow attendees to stay competitive and relevant in their professions, to discover the latest innovations, to explore collaborative opportunities and most importantly to network and make valuable connections."

If you are attending, please let me know via Twitter (@BenLibberton) or email ( - I'd love to hear some first hand reports.

If you are not attending, there are a number of ways to follow what's going along. If you are on Twitter, then save the hashtag #Biofilm2017 and follow both Eoin (@Eoin_Casey_UCD) and the official account for the conference (@biofilm2017).

If you are not on Twitter, you can still use the social media platform to follow the conference by going to this link (NB. you do not have to make an account to follow along):

The conference schedule has been published online and you can download it here.

Ben Libberton

Science Communicator, Freelance

I'm a freelance science communicator, formerly a Postdoc in the biofilm field. I'm interested in how bacteria cause disease and look to technology to produce novel tools to study and ultimately prevent infection.