10th International Congress on Biocatalysis

28 August – 01 September 2022 • Hamburg (takes place present)

Abstracts  Programme  Pictures Biocat 2022

An exciting biocat2022 at the Technische Universität Hamburg has ended. More than 370 participants from academia and industry have travelled from over 33 nations to present and discuss their current research results.

Biocatalysis is the central research field of the knowledge-based bioeconomy and one of the urgent technologies to actively combat climate change. The diverse application areas and goals of biocatalysis within the interdisciplinary research field include the provision of high-quality products from renewable raw materials used in chemistry, medicine or food technology, as well as in low-cost large-scale chemicals for everyday products.

At the International Congress on Biocatalysis each time outstanding individuals are given the biocat award in the categories “Academic Research”, “Industrial Research” and “Lifetime Achievement” to acknowledge their accomplishment in the field of biocatalysis.

The awards given out during the course of this year’s 10th International Congress on Biocatalysis are: 

  • Prof. Dr. Sandy Schmidt
    University of Groningen/the Netherlands, for Academic Research
  • Prof. Dr. Alain Marty
    Carbios, Saint-Beauzire/France, for Industrial Research 
  • Prof. Dr. Vladimír Křen
    Prague/Czech Republic, for Lifetime Achievement 


At the 10th International Congress on Biocatalysis Garo Antranikian handed over the chair function to Andreas Liese for the Biocat conferences to be, which is a very special honor. In recognition of his pioneering and motivating spirit to establish and run the “biocat” Garo Antranikian received an artwork by the Harburg artist Bernd Muss made out of old swept ashore waste, symbolizing the knowledge based circular bioeconomy based on a rock in the surf.

Thank you for being part of this successful conference and we are looking forward to biocat2024!

The next Biocat will take place in Hamburg from 01-05.09.2024.

© Fotos: Christian Bittcher