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"Early-bird" prices available until June 30.

 
01
Invitation

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 tim.boerner@hevs.ch.


Manfred Zinn and Dieter Jendrossek
Symposium Chairs

 
 
 
 
 
 
02
Symposium elements

Thematic sessions of the 2022 ISBP Symposium:

  • Metabolic pathways and systems engineering
  • Biosynthesis and innovation in fermentation technology
  • Building blocks and functional biopolymers
  • Biopolymer usage in drug delivery, cosmetics and textile
  • Sustainable feedstock and life cycle assessment
  • Formulating and 3D-processing for applications of biopolymers in industry and medicine
  • Biodegradation and recycling of biopolymers
     
As registered participant, you have the possibility to submit an oral presentation or a poster in one of the thematic sessions.

For each oral and poster presentation, registered participants are asked to submit an abstract (character limit: 2500).

All oral presentations and posters that are part of the official scientific program will have been approved by the Scientific Committee prior to the Symposium.

Please use the abstract's template and send it as a word-file to isbp2022@hevs.ch by June 10, 2022 (new extension).

The abtracts will appear:

  • on the website www.isbp2022.com
  • in the abstract booklet" that will be distributed to every participant of the Symposium.

 

 

 

Manfred Zinn and Dieter Jendrossek

Symposium Chairs

Posters will be exhibited at the HES-SO Valais/Wallis during the entire Symposium.
A special session "Poster & Wine", programmed on Wednesday evening (September 14, 6 to 8 pm), will allow the authors to present them in detail to the audience.


The posters' installation is programmed on Wednesday (September 14, 8 to 9 am).
Please note that authors are responsible for putting up the posters on the corresponding walls, as well as removing them at the end of the Symposium.
The maximum size of poster is 120 cm (length) × 90 cm (width).

Manfred Zinn and Dieter Jendrossek
Symposium Chairs


On Friday 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.

Manfred Zinn and Dieter Jendrossek
Symposium Chairs

03
Timeline

Jan 15 - June 10, 2022

 

ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION

Period for contributors to submit their abstract.

June 30, 2022

 

DEADLINE EARLY-BIRD RATES

Last day to benefit - for your registration - from the early-bird rate !!!

September 1, 2022

 

FINAL SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

The scientific programme is published on the website and sent via e-mail.

September 13, 2022

 

FIRST DAY OF SYMPOSIUM

September 14, 2022

 

SECOND DAY OF SYMPOSIUM

September 15, 2022

 

THIRD DAY OF SYMPOSIUM (+Excursion +Symposium Dinner)

Recreational afternoon and social evening

September 16, 2022

 

FOURTH DAY OF SYMPOSIUM

When industries meet academia

 
04
Committees
Scientific Committee
Organizing Committee

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland
HES-SO Valais - School of Engineering
Institute of Life Technologies
Route du Rawyl 47, POB 2134
CH-1950 Sion (Switzerland)

Dr. Manfred Zinn
ISBP2022@hevs.ch

 


School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg
Bd de Pérolles 80
CH-1700 Fribourg (Switzerland)

Dr. Roger Marti


University of Stuttgart
Fakultät 4 - Energie-, Verfahrens- und Biotechnologie
Geschäftsstelle
Pfaffenwaldring 9
DE-70569 Stuttgart (Germany)

Dr. Dieter Jendrossek

 
05
Organisation

Registration fees

Early registration 
(until June 30, 2022)  

Late registration  
(July 1 to August 31, 2022)

Student (including PhD Student)     

 460 Swiss francs

 560 Swiss francs

 Regular participant

 730 Swiss francs

 830 Swiss francs

 Industry day (Sept. 16, only)

 460 Swiss francs

 560 Swiss francs


The registration fee includes:

  • Handbook and conference material
  • Lunch and break during the conference days
  • WiFi in the HES-SO Valais/Wallis
  • Excursion
  • Symposium Dinner

Please click on the Electronic Registration Form to confirm your participation in the Symposium.

Please note that:

  • Once your registration is submitted, you will receive an invoice by separate mail.
  • Your registration will be definitive once your symposium fee has been paid.
  • Registrations will be closed on August 31, 2022.

Payment

  • The currency used for transactions is the Swiss franc (CHF)
  • 100% in a single payment, payable by bank transfer or paypal
  • Please mention the following references: Participant's first and last name, ISBP2022, ref#90007

BANK TRANSFER

Banque cantonale du Valais
Rue des Cèdres 8
1951 Sion (Switzerland)
Clearing: 765
Swift code: BCVSCH2LXXX
IBAN: CH29 0076 5001 0248 0781 0
References: Participant's first and last name, ISBP2022, ref#90007

PAYPAL

Paypal account holders can pay their registration fee at sfin@hevs.ch.
References: Participant's first and last name, ISBP2022, ref#90007

If you encounter any problems during the registration / payment procedures, please contact isbp2022@hevs.ch.

Booking of hotels

The Tourism office of Sion helped us in selecting hotels to welcome the Symposium's guests.

https://siontourisme.ch/en/hotels

Please note that we do not intervene in the room reservation process.
However, a contingent of rooms has already been reserved with the following hotels:

Please click on the following link, and book directly a room.

For any further help in Sion resort during your stay:

  • Tourism office of Sion – Place de la Planta 2 - Phone +41 (0) 27 327 77 27
  • Map of Sion

Abstract submission

For each oral and poster presentation, registered participants are asked to submit an abstract (character limit: 2500).

All oral presentations and posters that are part of the official scientific program will have been approved by the Scientific Committee prior to the Symposium.

Please use the abstract template and send it in word-format to isbp2022@hevs.ch by June 10, 2022 (new extension).

The abstracts will appear:

  • on the website www.isbp2022.com
  • in the "Abstract booklet" that will be distributed to every participant of the Symposium.

Conditions

  • The currency used for transactions is the Swiss franc (CHF)
  • 100% in a single payment, payable by bank transfer or credit card
  • Any commercial service (registrations and catering services) for the ISBP2022 Symposium in Sion is considered to have been contracted once payment has been made.

Cancellation

Cancellation requests must be addressed in writing and sent by email to the Secretariat of registration:

HES-SO Valais
Institute of Life Technologies
P.O.B. 2134
Rue de l’Industrie 23
CH - 1950 Sion

isbp2022@hevs.ch

The organisers will retain:

  • 20% of the agreed fee if the cancellation is made before June 30, 2022
  • 50% of the agreed fee if the cancellation is made between July 1 and July 31, 2022
  • 100% of the agreed fee if the cancellation is made after August 31, 2022.
 
06
Sponsoring

Platinum

CHF8'000

 

  • 3 Full access voucher
    Oral and poster presentation
    Logo on printed final program
    Logo on event website
    Logo on conference material
    Acknowledgement in inaugural address
    Exhibition booth
    Insert in the delegate bag
    1 page size advertisement in abstract book
    Certificate of appreciation
  • Buy Now!

Gold

CHF5'000

 

  • 2 Full access voucher
    Logo on printed final program
    Logo on event website
    Logo on conference material
    Acknowledgement in inaugural address
    Exhibition booth
    Insert in the delegate bag
    1 page size advertisement in abstract book
    Certificate of appreciation
  • Buy Now!

Silver

CHF3'500

 

  • 1 Full access voucher
    Logo on event website
    Logo on conference material
    Acknowledgement in inaugural address
    Exhibition booth
    Insert in the delegate bag
    ½ page size advertisement in abstract book
    Certificate of appreciation
  • Buy Now!

"A la carte"

 

according to
choosen option

 

  • Logo on event website
    Acknowledgement in inaugural address
    Certificate of appreciation
    + other advantages according to selection
  • Buy Now!
 
07
Contact

Contact

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland
HES-SO Valais - School of Engineering
Institute of Life Technologies
Rue de l'Industrie 23
CH-1950 Sion (Switzerland)

Dr. Manfred Zinn
ISBP2022@hevs.ch

Access

From the train station in Sion, you can reach our premises by foot in 10’

 < Follow the indication “EPFL / HES” mentioned in the railway station underpass
< Go through the CFF parking, take the stairs on your right to reach “Rue de l’Industrie”
< Pass by the EPFL, then building #19 and #21 and continue till building #23
< Stop at our media library, building #23
 

Useful links to find your way
City of Sion: https://siontourisme.ch/en/
SBB's website (Swiss public transport): www.sbb.ch/en

 


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(+41) 58 606 86 77

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isbp2022@hevs.ch

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