Nobel Conference on Biofilm formation, its clinical impact and potential treatment.

28-30 August, 2013, Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden


This interdisciplinary Nobel conference ‘Biofilm formation, its clinical impact and potential treatment’ aims to cover recent progress in the research area of biofilm formation. The conference will gather leading researchers from the pre-clinical and clinical side who collectively cover the broad spectrum of biofilm research from the molecular analysis of basic phenomena over the clinical impact to approaches to prevent biofilm formation. The conference will provide a forum to stimulate the exchange of ideas and cross-disciplinary discussion to find novel ways to treat infections caused by biofilm-forming bacteria in order to promote research progress on this important health problem. The conference will report on  important fundamental discoveries made in the biofilm research area and will describe the impact of biofilm formation on treatment failure, the resistance phenotype of biofilm forming cells, the interaction of biofilm bacteria with the immune system, bioinformatics of biofilm formation and applications of biofilm bacteria leading to health benefit. In addition, various strategies to treat biofilm infections will be discussed.


Participation in the conference is free of charge. As attendance and space is limited, a selection of participants will be made based on submitted abstract and/or request for attendance.

Abstract and request for attendance deadline: 13th of May 2013
Registration deadline: 3rd of June 2013
Late abstract/registration deadline: 24th of June/8th of July 2013

A request for attendance should be accompanied by a CV not longer than two pages

Download high resolution conference poster by clicking on image below (A4 printable PDF, 2 MB)



A conference summary and selected contributions from the conference will be published in the Journal of Internal Medicine (http://www.jim.se/).

Talks by invited speakers will be recorded and subsequently published on the web-site of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet (http://www.nobelprizemedicine.org/).