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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 chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry and the developing bio-economy 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 well-acknowledged biologists, biochemists, chemists and engineers from academia and industry. Biocat offers a platform to form strategic alliances for future projects.
It is my great pleasure and honor to invite scientists from all over the world to the 8th International Congress on Biocatalysis 2016 (biocat2016) to be held from August 28th to September 1st, 2016 at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Hamburg, Germany.
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 2600 participants from over 40 countries.
The major topics to be addressed are:
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.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Hamburg!
CONFERENCE WEBSITE: The conference website http://www.biocat2016.de is fully updated now. Get the latest information about the congress and an updated list of invited speakers.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Early registration will be possible until July 1, 2016 at a reduced fee. Special rates apply for members of the International Society for Extremophiles (ISE, http://www.extremophiles.org). Online registration is open now at: http://www.biocat2016.de/registration
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION TOOL: Deadline for abstract submission is April 29, 2016. Please prepare your abstract according to the instructions given at: http://www.biocat2016.de/abstract-submission
All abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee and the authors will be notified of the decision by June 24, 2016.