CITER Research Workshop: Biofilms in Health and Disease, Cardiff, UK, 24th June 2020

Date time and venue: Wednesday, 24 June 2020 2020; 09:00 – 17:00; Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff University, UK

An opportunity to discuss rapid advances that have developed in the field over the past years, to identify how new methodologies and technologies could be applied in biofilm research and to think about research challenges that might develop in the future.

The multidisciplinary program will cover different subjects and will be a mix of basic, clinical and microbiome informatics related topics.

Aimed at established and up-and-coming biofilm researchers and those with interest in the area of biofilms and their application in health and disease.


Keynote speakers:

  • Dr Mark Webber (Quadram Institute Bioscience)
    “Adaptation of biofilms to stress results in complex costs and benefits”
  • Prof. Adam Cunningham (Institute of Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham)
    “Positive and negative immune responses to pathogens”
  • Prof. Kevin Foster (University of Oxford)
    “Cooperation, competition and warfare in biofilms”
  • Regents Prof. Phil Stewart (Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University)
    “Innate Immunity versus Nascent Biofilm” (video conference)


Guest speakers:

  •  Dr Angela Nobbs (University of Bristol)
    “Microbial interplay within oral biofilms”
  •  Dr Llinos Harris (Swansea University)
    “Staphylococcal medical device infections”
  • Dr Freya Harrison (University of Warwick)
    “Building and using models of lung and wound biofilms”
  • Dr Thomas Connor (Cardiff University, Public Health Wales and Quadram Institute Bioscience)
    “Implementing Pathogen Genomics”


Free workshop for members of CITER – a £30 fee for non-members in Cardiff University / external CITER members

Lunch and refreshments provided

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