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.