The Int'l Symposium on Biopolymers (ISBP) is a successful series of symposia that is taking place usually every two years since the very first meeting in Toronto 1988. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 17th symposium planned for 2020 had to be postponed and was finally carried out as a series of 10 webinars (www.isbp2021.com).
This 18th edition is scheduled for September 13-16 and will be held in presence mode in the oldest city of Switzerland, Sion, and organized by University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO) and the University of Stuttgart.
ISBP2022 will focus on (bio)polymers like polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), cellulose, pullulan, cyanophycin, polylactic acid (PLA), polyisoprenes (rubbers), but is also open for bio-based polymers like PEF and will include inorganic biopolymers such as polyphosphate (polyP).
The following topics will be covered:
- Metabolic pathways and systems engineering,
- Biosynthesis and innovation in fermentation technology,
- Building blocks and functional biopolymers,
- Biopolymer usage in drug delivery, cosmetics, sustainable packagings and textiles,
- Sustainable feedstocks and life cycle assessment,
- Formulating and 3D-processing for applications of biopolymers in industry and medicine,
- Biodegradation and recycling of biopolymers.
On September 16, the Industry Day will focus on the most recent developments in production, processing and application of biopolymers in Switzerland and world-wide.
On the occasion of ISBP2022, 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 ISBP2022.
Special offer for start-up companies active in the field of polymers:
Your start-up is looking for visibility to a broad audience from industry and academia? ISBP2022 provides a presentation & exhibition platform for start-up companies (five per day) during the three days of the symposium.
Interested? For further information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manfred Zinn and Dieter Jendrossek