The CBE is pleased to continue its Young Investigator program to encourage the participation of outstanding non-MSU biofilm investigators at its annual Montana Biofilm Science & Technology Meeting. This meeting serves as a great networking opportunity for early career investigators. The audience is a mix of engineers and scientists performing biofilm research in the lab as well as representatives from industry seeking innovative solutions to their biofilm challenges.

Targeting postdoctoral researchers and newly hired faculty, up to two investigators will be invited to present research at the Montana Biofilm Meeting, provided a $1,000 travel reimbursement, and complimentary attendance to our upcoming meeting happening July 10–12, 2024 in Bozeman, Montana.

Awardees will be chosen by the Montana Biofilm Meeting Program Committee based on research quality and relevance of the material to the CBE's mission, which is to advance fundamental interdisciplinary research and education related to the management of bacterial biofilms, and to transfer that knowledge to the realm of applied science and technology.

Abstract submission and deadline:

Please complete and submit the CBE abstract intake form  by Monday, April 1, 2024.


Upcoming Montana Biofilm Meeting:

July 10–12, 2024
Hilton Garden Inn
Bozeman, Montana

Tentative Sessions:

Biofilm as a System
Kill, Remove, Prevent
Biofilms and Water Quality
Novel Tools to Unravel Biofilms
Medicine and Human Health

Questions? Email Darla Goeres CBE Industrial Coordinator 


Young Investigator Award Recipients
About the Montana Biofilm Meeting