Welcome to Biofilm First, a podcast exploring the work being conducted at the Center for
Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University, the world's first, largest, and best-known
biofilm research center.
My name is Skip Anderson, and today we're talking with Dr. Darla Gores, whose research
interests include standardized biofilm methods development, biological reactor design, the
evaluation of biofilms in the built environment, and efficacy testing of potential anti-biofilm
Today, we'll ask Darla about the importance of standard methods, the ASTM process, and
the role biofilms play in skunky smelling, funky tasting draft beers.
But first, Darla, who chairs the ASTM E35 committee, notes that the majority of the
leadership positions within the subcommittees and the main committe