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

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

Meetings and Events

IBBS18-Meeting-logo-1The 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 2016 and one on “Biodeterioration and Protection of Cultural Heritage” in Łódź, Poland in September of the same year.  This was followed in October 2016 by LABS 9 – the Ninth Latin American Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Symposium in Rio de Janiero, Brazil and in September 2017 we held IBBS 17 – the Society’s 17th International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Symposium at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK on the theme of “Preservation and Protection of Materials“. In 2018 we returned to the cultural heritage theme with our conference on New Trends in Cultural Heritage Biodeterioration at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Due to the COVID-19 viral pandemic IBBS 18, our 18th International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Symposium, due to be held this autumn, has been postponed and will now take place from September 7-10, 2021 at Montana State University (MSU), Bozeman, Montana USA – see www.ibbs18.org. Please also see this statement from IBBS 18 Organising Committee Chair Joe Suflita – IBBS 18 Postponement.

IBBS Appoints Country Representatives

IBBS has appointed 25 Country Representatives around the world to be our Ambassadors in their geographic areas – details at ibbsonline.org/countryreps.