9th International Congress on Biocatalysis

26–30 August 2018 • Hamburg/Germany

9th International Congress on Biocatalysis

26–30 August 2018 • Hamburg/Germany

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Welcome note

Developing a bio-based economy is a worldwide strategy to address the global challenges of dwindling fossil energy reserves, environmental pollution and climate change in the light of a growing world population. Biocatalysis is one of the key technologies to address this complex task helping to produce sustainable raw materials and energy supply from biomass, while at the same time taking responsibility for the world’s food supply. Biotechnological products already find application in food, feed, chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry and the developing bioeconomy is expected to create new processes and products and new job opportunities.

To face the enormous and diverse challenges of our time bridging the gap between research and markets of the future is particularly important. The successful concept of biocat is due to an interdisciplinary approach integrating the know-how of highly acknowledged biologists, biochemists, chemists and engineers from academia and industry. Biocat offers a platform to form strategic alliances for future projects and innovations.

It is my great pleasure and honor to invite scientists from all over the world to the 9th International Congress on Biocatalysis 2018 (biocat2018) to be held from

August 26-30, 2018 at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany.

Since 2002 we have been organizing the biennial biocat congress series, which is focused on the rapidly evolving fields of biocatalysis and industrial biotechnology. The preceding International Congresses on Biocatalysis attracted more than 2900 participants from over 40 countries.

The major topics to be addressed are:

  • Enzyme discovery, production and application
  • Structure-function analysis and enzyme design
  • Enzymatic and whole cell biotransformations
  • Bioprocess engineering and downstream processing
  • Sustainable industrial processes, biorefinery and bioeconomy

It is our aim to create a stimulating and open scientific atmosphere to foster the development of new collaborations. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Hamburg, an exciting and cosmopolitan city, and to share a successful and enjoyable meeting with you.

Garo Antranikian