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International Biodeterioration
and Biodegradation Symposium

9 - 12 September 2024 | Berlin, Germany

Call for posters / Information for authors

The submission deadline for oral presentations has already expired. Posters can still be submitted until 26 July. If you would like to give a lecture, please submit your abstract as a poster and contact us. We will check whether there is a suitable slot in the programme.

You are cordially invited to contribute to the scientific programme with a poster.

We look forward to your contributions from research institutions, universities, and industry. New work that is not yet completed, recently started or in the planning stage can also be presented.

You can submit papers for the following topics:

  • A - Biofilms, Biofouling and Corrosion
    A1 - Biological challenges & degradation of materials in aquatic environments
    A2 - Biodeterioration & Biodegradation of cultural heritage
    A3 - Monitoring & Detecting/ Sensoring of Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

  • B - Biological Impact on non-metallic materials, fluids, or gases
    B1 - Biodeterioration of Industrial process fluid and fluid system
    B2 - Microbial impact on traditionally used energy sources
    B3 - Wastewater treatment and resource recovery from wastes

  • C - Sustainability & Renewable energy
    C1 - Renewable energy & biological challenges
    C2 - Bioremediation and green technologies
    C3 - Transformation of environmental pollutants and greenhouse gases

  • D - Novel strategies for the prevention, simulation & identification of organisms related to Biodeterioration & Biodegradation
    D1 - Mitigation of Biodeterioration & Biodegradation
    D2 - Molecular Microbiological Methods - (MMM)
    D3 - AI approach & Simulation

Please prepare an abstract with 1-2 pages (incl. figures, max. size 1 MB, max. 2 pages). The abstract should explicitly mention objectives, new results and conclusions or significance of the work.

  1. Please use the Template to correctly format your contribution and upload it as PDF file.
  2. Enter the author list (author and co-author/s) and affiliations in the same order as in your abstract.
  3. DECHEMA will not make any adjustments regarding the author information. The information will be published as given, so please double-check.


The selection of the contributions will be based on the review of the abstracts by the scientific committee.

Accepted abstracts will be published for all conference participants in a book of abstracts (PDF file).

The congress language is English.

Please note: Registration fee cannot be waived for authors.

Information for Authors

Conference Language

The official language of the conference is English. Simultaneous translation will be not available.

Technical Information

The ideal format for the presentation is 16:9. A notebook (MS Office 2010, Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3) and a wireless presenter will be provided. Please bring your presentation slides as PowerPoint or PDF-File on a USB stick. Nevertheless we kindly ask you to bring your own laptop computer as a backup.

In case that you need internet /special software for your presentation or if you have videos included into your file, please notify the conference secretariat in advance.

Lectures/Oral Presentations

Each lecture is planned for a duration of 20 minutes including discussion. Strict timekeeping will be essential for the smooth running of the conference. We suggest to use a minimum font size of 24 pt for your presentation slides.

Preparation of a Poster

No templates are specified by the organiser. As a major guideline it is proposed to make the poster intelligible in itself, even in the absence of the author. It is suggested to divide the content of each poster into introductionresults and conclusion, with a summary listing the pertinent results and conclusion.

The poster should be legible from a distance of 2-3 meters. Standard size for posters is 0.85 x 1.2 m (DIN A0 German Standard) vertically oriented. Therefore, please find the following specifications:

  • the minimum size should be 20 cm for graphs,
  • 3 cm for the paper’s title and the names/adresses of the authors in the heading lable,
  • 1,5 cm for sections headings such as introduction, results, labelling of figures and tables,
  • 0,8 cm characters in height for further text,
  • line spacing: 1,1 cm at minimum; 10 of such lines correspond to one figure.
  • please use colours, symbols and schemes for improved clarity.

The posters will be shown throughout the whole conference. Please hang up your poster at the beginning of the meeting.