IBF 2018

This site is currently under construction. More information about the conference, the registration form for participants, sponsors or exhibitors, as well as the abstract submission will be available from September 1, 2017.

The Industrial Biotechnology Forum (IBF) is our new biennial conference series highlighting new developments, recent scientific results and future trends in industrial biotechnology. Organized by the IBB Netzwerk GmbH (the network organization of Bavaria for the advancement of Industrial Biotechnology and sustainable economy) and under scientific management of the TUM-Research Center for Industrial Biotechnology, the IBF intends to open the doors to scientists from academy and industry worldwide for an intense interdisciplinary exchange on this field.

The launching event in 2016 was a great success having attracted more than 170 international participants. With the IBF 2018, we want to continue this success story. Besides high-impact research presentations from academy and industry, the IBF 2018 will be accompanied by an enlarged industrial exhibition.

In particular, we are delighted to welcome the Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology, Ms. Ilse Aigner, as patronage of the IBF 2018. The ministry invites to the conference dinner on the evening of the first conference day.

Prof. Dr. Haralabos ZORBAS
Managing Director
Industrielle Biotechnologie Bayern Netzwerk GmbH

Weuster-Botz 2016 klein_für website

The IBF 2018 highlights the newest developments within the scientific core competences for Industrial Biotechnology: on the one hand Enzyme Engineering / Biocatalysis as well as Metabolic Engineering / Synthetic Biotechnology to provide new and efficient biocatalysts for industrial use and on the other hand Bioprocess Engineering / Scale-up as well as Bioseparation Engineering / Bioprocess Integration to make use of new biocatalysts in an efficient way on an industrial scale.

Parallel to these scientific core topics of Industrial Biotechnology, the state-of-the-art in making use of CO2 or synthesis gas for the bioproduction of chemicals will be presented as the special topic at the IBF 2018 organized by the joint research project Gas-Fermentation funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The IBF 2018 will take place on March 13-14, 2018, at the TUM-Department of Mechanical Engineering in Garching (near Munich). In the name of the scientific organization committee, we would like to invite you cordially to submit your recent results for oral or poster presentation and to participate at this international and interdisciplinary event about Industrial Biotechnology science.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk WEUSTER-BOTZ
Institute of Biochemical Engineering
TUM-Research Center for Industrial Biotechnology