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, conferences and triennial symposia, the most recent of which, IBBS 18 was held as a virtual meeting due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

    The 19th symposium will address a broad range of research on biodeterioration and biodegradation of various man-made and natural materials and products that are of economic and cultural importance. IBBS 19 takes place from 9th – 12th September 2024 organised by Dechema e.V. and taking place at Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin – www.ibbs19.org

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

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