The International Biodeterioration Biodegradation Society was formally established in 1969 as an international, multidisciplinary organisation concerned with the biodeterioration of commercially important materials…More.

Contact us

You can contact the Society via the Contact Us page here.

Meetings and Events

The Society hosts and promotes a wide variety of meetings and conferences and, after our highly successful 2015 meeting in Winchester, UK, entitled “Water Microbiology – Current and Emerging Issues in Healthcare”, we held a one day meeting and workshop on “Microbial Corrosion in Heating and Cooling Systems” in Birmingham, UK in April this year and one on “Biodeterioration and Protection of Cultural Heritage” in Łódź, Poland in September.  From 2nd – 5th October 2016 we present LABS 9 – the Ninth Latin American Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Symposium in Rio de Janiero, Brazil and in 2017 we are holding IBBS 17 – the Society’s 17th International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Symposium from 6th – 8th September at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK on the theme of “Preservation and Protection of Materials“. Further details of this and other meetings here or on the dedicated IBBS 17 website.