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Verschoben: 17. International Symposium on Biopolymers

—ISBP POSTPONED TO 2021—

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers and the scientific committee decided to reschedule the symposium originally planned for September 2020 to September 2021.

We will be pleased to welcome you in Crans-Montana, Switzerland from September 14 to 17, 2021.

This site will soon be redirected to www.isbp2021.com and we will respond to all your requests at isbp2021[at]hevs.ch.

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The International Symposium on Biopolymers (ISBP) is a successful series of symposia on biopolymers that is taking place every two years since the very first meeting in Toronto 1988 (1990 Sitges/Barcelona, 1992 Göttingen, 1994 Montreal, 1996 Davos, 1998 Tokyo, 2000 Cambridge, 2002 Münster, 2004 Beijing, 2006 Minneapolis, 2008 Auckland, 2010 Stuttgart, 2012 Cairns, 2014 Santos, 2016 Madrid, and 2018 Beijing). This 17 th edition is scheduled for September 15-18 and will be held in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, and be organized by University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland and the University of Stuttgart.

ISBP2020 will focus on microbially synthesized (bio)polymers like polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), cellulose, pullulan, cyanophycin, polylactic acid (PLA), polyisoprenes (rubbers), but is also open for bio-based polymers (e.g. BioPET and PEF), and will include inorganic biopolymers such as polyphosphate (polyP).

The following topics will be covered during scientific sessions: Metabolic pathways and engineering, production and processing, functional biopolymers and building blocks, material science and engineering, biodegradation and recycling of biopolymers, sustainable feedstock and life cycle assessment, applications in industry (e.g. packaging, 3D printing) and medicine (the latter ones will be the focus of the “Industry day”). Outstanding abstracts will be selected for Pecha Kucha presentations (short oral presentations).

On the occasion of ISBP2020, four prices will find new owners:

ISBP Lifetime Achievement Award Bernard Witholt PHA Award Best scientific publication since ISBP2018 Best poster

Academic and industrial delegates are welcome to participate in ISBP2020.

Manfred Zinn and Dieter Jendrossek
Symposium Chairs

Link zur Veranstaltung: www.isbp2020.com/

Programm/Ablauf

Scientific program - OPENING OF THE SYMPOSIUM - Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Location:
Congress Center LE REGENT Route des Mélèzes 28 3963 Crans, Switzerland

15.00 - 16.00 Registration and posters installation
16.00 - 16.30 Opening ceremony
16.30 - 17.15 Plenary Lecture
17.15 - 18.00 Lifetime Award
18.00 - 19.00 Apero

►Please note that the program may be subject to changes!

Scientific program - ACADEMY - Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Location:
Congress Center LE REGENT Route des Mélèzes 28 3963 Crans, Switzerland

09.00 - 10.30 SESSION I - Biological routes to biopolyesters
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 12.30 SESSION II - Biological routes to biopolyesters (other than PHA)
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch and Poster session
14.00 - 15.30 SESSION III - Microbial polymers (polysaccharides, polyisoprenes, polyphosphates)
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 - 18.00 SESSION IV - Biopolymers produced by mixed cultures
18.00 - 20.00 Poster & Wine + Pecha Kucha presentations

►Please note that the program may be subject to changes!

Scientific program - ACADEMY - Thursday, September 17, 2020

Location:
Congress Center LE REGENT Route des Mélèzes 28 3963 Crans, Switzerland

08.30 - 10.00 PARALLEL SESSION V - Functional biopolymers and building blocks
08.30 - 10.00 PARALLEL SESSION VI - Nanobiotechnology
10.00 - 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 - 12.00 PARALLEL SESSION VII - Downstream processing
10.30 - 12.00 PARALLEL SESSION VIII - Medical and pharmaceutical applications of biopolymers
12.00 - 18.00 EXCURSION (Lunch included)

At 18.00, departure by bus to the Restaurant 'Le Cervin' for the Symposium Dinner

►Please note that the program may be subject to changes!

Scientific program - INDUSTRY DAY - Friday, September 18, 2020

Location:
Congress Center LE REGENT Route des Mélèzes 28 3963 Crans, Switzerland

09.00 - 10.30 SESSION IX - Biopolymers in industry
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 11.45 Plenary Lecture
11.00 - 12.30 Keynote Speakers
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch and Poster Session
14.00 - 15.30 SESSION X - Biodegradation and recycling of bioplastics, sustainable feedstock and life cycle assessment
15.30 - 16.00 Closing of the Symposium
16.00 - 18.00 'Industry meets Academy' [ Apero & Networking ]

►Please note that the program may be subject to changes!