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Subject Biopolymers
Topics Plastics
14-Sep-2021 to 17-Sep-2021

International Symposium on Biopolymers


ISBP 2021


Organized by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland and the University of Stuttgart, the 17th edition is scheduled for September 14-17, 2021 and and will be held in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

ISBP2021 will focus on microbially synthesized (bio)polymers like polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), cellulose, pullulan, cyanophycin, polylactic acid (PLA), polyisoprenes (rubbers), but is also open for bio-based polymers (e.g. BioPET and PEF), and will include inorganic biopolymers such as polyphosphate (polyP).

The following topics will be covered during scientific sessions: Metabolic pathways and engineering, production and processing, functional biopolymers and building blocks, material science and engineering, biodegradation and recycling of biopolymers, sustainable feedstock and life cycle assessment, applications in industry (e.g. packaging, 3D printing) and medicine (the latter ones will be the focus of the “Industry day”). Outstanding abstracts will be selected for Pecha Kucha presentations (short oral presentations).

On the occasion of ISBP2021, 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 ISBP2021.
  • Register for the event HERE
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