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. Attendees include engineers and scientists performing biofilm research at other labs and 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 CBE Executive 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 requirements:

Abstracts should be no longer than one (1) page (12-point font) and include a presentation title and author names and affiliations.

Email submissions to: Darla Goeres CBE Industrial Coordinator 

Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024


Upcoming Montana Biofilm Meeting:

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

Tentative Sessions:

Medical biofilms
Biofilm structure & function 
Food safety
Engineered Living Materials


Young Investigator Award Recipients