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NOTE: The SMCMB Conference is organized with extended breaks, group meals and social hours to enhance professional networking opportunities. Attendees recieve a secure link to download PDF files of speaker slides and notes.
Sunday
31 March 2019 
NOTE: Following each presentation there will be 10-15 minutes of open floor discussion and Q&A by all attendees.
     2:00 pm
On-Site Checkin and Registration
Staff

6:30-8:30 pm
Welcome Reception & Social Hour (Arizona History Museum Foyer; light food, beer, wine, music, museum tour) Staff

Monday
1 April 2019 
Conference Topic
Speaker/Convener
Affiliation
       8:30 am
Welcome Message; Introduction and Announcements
Dr. Harry Ridgway
AquaMem, NM, USA;  ISILC, Victoria University, Melbourne, AU
       8:45 am
Biofilms: Where They Live, How They Got There and What They Do
Prof. Hans-Curt Flemming
SCELSE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
       9:30 am
Membrane Science & Technology: Historical Perspectives to Recent Advancements Prof. Eric Hoek
Univ. Calif. Los Angeles; and CEO, Water Planet, Inc.
10:15 am
Refreshment Break

     10:45 am
Biofilm EPS and Bacterial Survival (VBNC, Persisters) Prof. Rita Colwell University Maryland, College Park, MD
     11:30 am Unlocking the Secrets of Alginate Adsorption via Molecular Dynamics Simulations Prof. John Orbell ISILC, Victoria University, Melbourne, AU
12:15 PM Sponsored Group Luncheon

       2:00 pm
The Microbiome of Membrane Biofilms Prof. Sunny Jiang
Civil and Environmental Engineering; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology;
University of California, Irvine
       2:45 pm
Fluid Dynamics and Small-Molecule Anti-Microbial Transport in Biofilms Prof. Phil Stewart Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman, MO
3:30 pm Refreshment Break

       4:00 pm Conditioning Films and Primary Cell Adhesion to Membrane Materials Prof. Harvey Winters Farleigh Dickinson University, NJ
       4:45 pm
High-Troughput Screening of Membrane Biofilm Formation and Removal Prof. Eric Hoek Univ. Calif. Los Angeles; and CEO, Water Planet, Inc.
       5:30 pm
Advances in Biofilm Analytics: Detection, Monitoring and Novel Research Tools Prof. Hans Vrouwenvelder Water Desalination and Reuse Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, SA
6:15 PM
Adjournment


6:45 - 8:45 pm
Reception & Poster Session-1 (hors d'oeuvres, light food, wine, music) Staff

Tuesday
2 April 2019 
Conference Topic Speaker/Convener Affiliation
     9:00 am
Re-Cap of DAY-1 Highlights:  Perspective on Biofouling Control Using Small Molecules Dr. Harry Ridgway AquaMem, NM, USA;  ISILC, Victoria University, Melbourne, AU
     9:30 am
In Silico Discovery & Design of Small Effector Molecules and Antimicrobials Dr. Andrew Orry Molsoft, Inc., San Diego, CA
10:30 am
Refreshment Break


     11:00 am
Targeting Bacterial Communications for Biofilm Control 1: Examples from  Medicinal Applications Dr. Naomi Balaban StaphOff Biotech, Inc., Boston, MA
12:00 Noon
Sponsored Group Luncheon


    1:30 pm
Targeting Bacterial Communications for Biofouling Control 2: Quorum Quenching and Biofilm Dispersion Prof. David Davies Binghamton Biofilm Research Center, Binghampton University, NY
     2:15 pm
Targeting Bacterial Communications for Biofilm Control 3: Applications and Mechanisms of Action of Nitric Oxide
Prof. Scott Rice
SCELSE, Nanyang Technological University, SG; and UNSW, AU
3:30 pm
Refreshment Break


     4:00 pm
Advances in Biocides for Biofilm Control in Treated Waters and on Membranes
Prof. Charles Gerba
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
     4:45 pm
Engineering Anti-Biofilm Surfaces: Potential for Applications in Membrane Biofouling Control Prof. Francois Perreault Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
     5:30 pm
Roundtable Discussion: Q&A
All  (Convener: H. Ridgway)
AquaMem, NM, USA;  ISILC, Victoria University, Melbourne, AU
6:00 PM
Adjournment


6:30 - 7:30 pm
Reception & Poster Session-2 (light hors d'oeuvres, wine, music)


7:30 - 9:30 pm
Sponsored Group Dinner
David Van Auker (topic to be announced)
Manzanita Ridge, NM
Wednesday
3 April 2019 
Conference Topic Speaker/Convener Affiliation
       9:00 am
Re-Cap of DAY-2 Highlights
Dr. Harry Ridgway AquaMem; ISILC, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
       9:30 am
Oxidizing and Novel Biocides for Biofilm Control in Membrane Systems
Prof. Jean-Philippe Croue
Curtin Water Quality Research Center, Curtin University, Perth, AU
     10:15 am
Novel Green Chemistries: Potential of Natural Products and GRAS Substances for Membrane Biofouling Control
Prof. Sadhana Ravishankar
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
11:00 AM
Sponsored Group Luncheon

       1:00 pm
Summary and Future Prospects: Roundtable Q&A
All  (Convener: H. Ridgway) AquaMem, NM, USA;  ISILC, Victoria University, Melbourne, AU
1:30 PM
Conference Adjournment



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