The technical program of the conference will comprise platform and poster presentations. All selected submissions will be presented according to the proceedings given to all conference delegates. Biofilms2020 will relate the researches to the topic in areas of biofilms, as follows

CONFERENCE THEMES
Fundamentals
  • Emergent properties of biofilms
         (e.g., functionalization of EPS, extracellular electron transfer, viscoelasticity)
  • Methods for biofilm characterization/monitoring
         (e.g., novel visualization tools, quantification, microbiome analysis)
  • Cell-cell communication in biofilms
         (e.g., membrane fouling and quorum quenching)
  • Modelling of biofilms
  • Biofilm interaction with microplastics and nanoparticles
         (e.g., colonization, retention)
  • Ecological theory for biofilm process enhancements
Applications
  • Biofilm electrochemical processes
         (e.g., microbially induced corrosion, bio-electrosynthesis, and energy recovery from wastewater)
  • Surface enhancements
         (e.g., carrier innovations, anti-adhesive properties)
  • Real-world biofilm sensors
         (e.g., drinking water systems, surface waters, sewers)
  • Biofilm reactors
         (e.g., membrane-based biofilms, hybrid systems, anaerobic systems, MBBRs, granular sludge, anammox process, deammonification process)
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
  • Morakot Tanticharoen, Ph.D.
    National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechology (BIOTECH) and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
  • Mark van Loosdrecht, Ph.D.
    Department of Biochemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, KWR Watercycle Research, Delft, Netherlands
  • Tawan Limpiyakorn, Ph.D.
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Susanne Lackner, Ph.D.
    Technische Universität Darmstadt Institute IWAR, Franziska-Braun-Straße Darmstadt, Germany
  • Rongchang Wang, Ph.D.
    College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
  • Joshua P. Boltz, Ph.D.
    Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Arizona State University, USA
  • Annop Nopharatana, Ph.D.
    Pilot Plant Development and Training Institute, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand
  • Robert Nerenberg, Ph.D.
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame
    (Chair of Biofilms special group)
  • Benjaphon Suraraksa, Ph.D.
    National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) and KMUTT, Thakham, Bangkhuntein, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Stefan Wuertz, Ph.D.
    Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Sumana Ratpukdi, Ph.D.
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
  • Barth F. Smets, Ph.D.
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Akihiko Terada, Ph.D.
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
  • Seungkwan Hong, Ph.D.
    School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Korea University, Korea
  • Pongsak (Lek) Noophan, Ph.D.
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Eveline Volcke, Ph.D.
    Department of Biosystems Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Akihiko Terada, Ph.D.
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
  • Eberhard Morgenroth, Ph.D.
    Department Process Engineering Process Engineering in Urban Water Management, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich, Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • Kim Helleshøj Sørensen, Ph.D.
    Senior Process and Technology Expert at Veolia Water Technologies AB - AnoxKaldnes
  • Shane A. Snyder, Ph.D.
    Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Arizona, USA
  • Chalermraj Wantawin, Ph.D.
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • Pongsak (Lek) Noophan, Ph.D.
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand