14th International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Biotransformations (BioTrans 2019)

Country: Netherlands

City: Groningen

Abstr. due: 01.03.2019

Dates: 07.07.19 — 11.07.19

Area Of Sciences: Chemistry; Biology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: biotrans@rug.nl

Organizers: Biotrans Committee


The BioTrans 2019 symposium will showcase recent advances in biocatalysis research, covering various cutting edge topics in the field, from reprogramming synthetic biology and redesign of natural enzymes to development of new (chemo)enzymatic cascades and novel classes of artificial enzymes . The symposium will include invited lectures from experimentalists and theoreticians, from both academia and industry. The invited speakers are all current or emerging leaders in their respective sub-fields, and bring together the interface between chemistry and biology. The combination of these speakers in one symposium provides an exceptional opportunity to bridge disciplines and engage in active discussion, while maintaining a strong link to both academic and industrial applications. Except for various lectures by invited experts in the field, the program will include oral presentations (selected based on submitted abstracts), poster pitch talks and posters. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the topic, we welcome high-quality abstracts from any area related to the topic of the symposium, including synthetic and evolutionary biology, genetics, biomolecular engineering, protein biochemistry, computational chemistry and synthetic (bio)organic chemistry.

The vibrancy of the field of biocatalysis and biotransformations will be highlighted in sessions on:

  • enzyme discovery and engineering
  • artificial enzymes and de-novo enzyme design
  • systems (bio)technology & synthetic biology
  • biocatalytic cascade reactions
  • chemoenzymatic synthesis strategies
  • industrial biocatalysis

This series of symposia has been initiated in 1993 in Graz, Austria, and since then evolved to a true European event organized biennially. The success of the previous BioTrans meetings held in various European countries is a confirmation of the growing significance and interest in biocatalysis and biotransformation. This conference will be the 14th in this series of meetings bridging biologists and chemists in academia and industry.

Conference Web-Site: https://biotrans2019.com/home/