Biophysics of microbial surfaces is a key investigation domain to understand the molecular basis of biofilm formation.

Innovative technologies open up new avenues for characterizing, at the molecular scale, interactions between microbes and surfaces, other microbes, or biofilms.
The first session of this meeting will be dedicated to recent development and findings on the molecular factors involved in microbial adhesion.The second one will focus on single molecule techniques including atomic force microscopy, optical tweezers, PALM, STORM, super resolution microscopy etc. The third session will aim at describing the life style modifications occurring during the maturation of biofilms. Finally a last session will be devoted to materials in contact with microbes and the research performed to develop smart and safe surfaces and processes.
The aim of this meeting is to gather international specialists of microbial adhesion with a special focus on biophysical interactions occurring at the interface.

This topic is of interest in different application fields including but not limited to: food industry, transport, human and animal health, oil production, antifouling materials etc.

SFB's Poster Prize

The SFB sponsors the prize for the best poster! Try to win 100€!

SFM travel grants

The SFM offers 2 student travel awards of 400€ each. Indicate in your abstract that you are willing to be considered for the award!

ConditionsBe less than 30 years old and  be a member of SFM


The Scientific committee will award up to 5 students abstracts with a 400 euros travel grant. Indicate in your abstract that you are willing to be considered for the award!

ESOF 2018


The biennal European event, EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) will take place in Toulouse, "European City of Science" from 9 to 14 July 2018. "Sharing science: towards new horizons" will be the motto of this ESOF 2018 edition, a 6-in-1 event including various sections “Science”, “Science policy”, “Science to Business”, “Careers” and “Media & Science Communication” and a “Science in the City” programme dedicated to the general public. A series of themes covering all fields of science and their relations with society are covered by this multidisciplinary event through conferences, exhibitions and satellite events.




December 11th 2017:  Abstract submission opens

March 1th 2018: Registration opens

June 30th 2018: Abstract submission deadline

July 13th 2018: Decision on submitted abstracts

September 9th 2018: Registration deadline

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