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.
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.