On behalf of the International
Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society I am pleased to invite you to the
14th International Symposium on Biodeterioration and Biodegradation (IBBS-14) to be held in
Taormina-Naxos (ME, Italy) in October 6th to the 11th 2008.
Symposium is dedicated to different topics dealing with biodeterioration and
biodegradation of organic and inorganic materials including cultural heritage
objects, medical devices, corrosion of metals and other applied aspects such as
hydrocarbons and pollutants biodegradation and techniques applied to the study
of microorganisms involved in these processes.
It takes place every three
years, assembling scientists from different parts of the World.
It is the
first time this Symposium has been organized in Italy: and Sicily is a wonderful
place to stay combining the scientific aspect of the Symposium with the unique
landscape, typical Sicilian food and works of art of different époques (from
prehistorique to modern time). Attendants of this Symposium will enjoy all these
The IBBS-14 scientific presentations, the poster discussion and
workshops are located close to each other in a resort village and will allow
close contact among the participants to discuss their own experience in addition
to the scientific sessions.
will be raised during the symposium.
We hope this meeting will be a very important event in which many of you will
Chairperson of the IBBS-14 Taormina-Naxos (Messina) 2008