Welcome to the IBBS

Home of the International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society

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

The Society hosts and promotes a wide variety of meetings and conferences and, after a highly successful 2015 meeting in Winchester, UK, entitled “Water Microbiology – Current and Emerging Issues in Healthcare”, we held one day meetings and workshops in a number of locations, and on a variety of topics, examples of which are:

  • September 2016, Łódź, Poland: “Biodeterioration and Protection of Cultural Heritage”
  • October 2016, Rio de Janeiro: LABS 9 – the Ninth Latin American Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Symposium
  • September 2017, Manchester, UK: IBBS 17 – the Society’s 17th International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Symposium on the theme of “Preservation and Protection of Materials“
  • September 2018, Coimbra, Portugal: “New Trends in Cultural Heritage Biodeterioration

IBBS has appointed 25 Country Representatives around the world to act as its Ambassadors in their geographic areas.

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