10th International Congress on Biocatalysis

30 August – 3 September 2020 • Hamburg/Germany

10th International Congress on Biocatalysis

30 August – 3 September 2020 • Hamburg/Germany

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WELCOME to biocat2020

The transition from fossil to a biobased circular economy requires cutting edge technologies that ensure economic growth with environmentally responsible action.

The future challenges, which include utilization of natural resources, food supply, health, energy and the environment, can only be met in an interdisciplinary manner. Biocatalysis is one of the key technologies to address this complex task. Biotechnological products already find application in food, feed, chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry and the developing sustainable bioeconomy is expected to create new processes and products and new job opportunities.

The successful concept of biocatcongress is aimed at integrating the know-how of highly acknowledged biologists, biochemists, chemists and engineers from academia and industry. Bio-cat congress offers a platform to form strategic alliances for future projects and innovations.

Since 2002, we have been organizing the biennial biocat conference series, which is focused on the rapidly evolving fields of biocatalysis and industrial biotechnology. The preceding International Congresses on Biocatalysis attracted more than 3,200 participants from over 40 countries.

The major topics to be addressed are:

  • Computational analysis for enzyme discovery and design
  • Structure-function analysis and enzyme optimization
  • Enzymatic and whole-cell biotransformation
  • Bioprocess engineering and enzyme application
  • 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.

It is my great pleasure and honor to invite scientists from all over the world to the 10th International Congress on Biocatalysis 2020 (biocat2020) to be held from 30 August – 3 September 2020 at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Hamburg, Germany.

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 & Andreas Liese