ESBP 2023

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About conference

European Symposium on Biopolymer (ESBP) is a traditional and successful series of symposia dedicated to all the aspects of biopolymers – an outstanding category of materials that includes polyesters, polysaccharides, polyamides, polyphosphates but also other polymeric materials of natural origin. The ambition of the series is to gather experts from very versatile fields such as molecular biology or biotechnology but also from material science and processing to share their knowledge, experience, and also opinions on all the aspects related to biopolymers and drive the field of biopolymer science further. In addition, the ambition of the conference is also to provide a platform to bring closer academy and industry.

The symposium series was launched in 2000 in Münster. So far, the last event within the series- the 10th ESBP was held in Straubing in 2019. After that, the regular interval between the symposia was ruined by the COVID pandemic. However, now it is pleasure for us to inform you that 11th ESBP will be organized from 13th-15th Sepmerber 2023 in Brno, the Czech Republic by the Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology.

The main topics of the conference will include:

  • Production, isolation, and purification of biopolymers
  • Processing and characterization of biopolymers
  • Biopolymers for medicine and tissue engineering
  • Biopolymers in high-value and technical applications
  • Synthetic biology for biopolymer engineering and production
  • Biodegradation, ecology, biology and environmental impact of biopolymers

So, if you are, for any reason, interested in biopolymers and if you would like to meet experts in this exciting field of science and technology, we are looking forward to hosting you in Brno in September 2023.

On behalf of the organization committee

Stanislav Obruča

Committees

Scientific committee

  • Luc AVEROUS, Université de Strasbourg, France
  • Ivan CHODAK, Slovak Academy of Science, Slovaky
  • Vasif HASIRCI, METU, Turkey
  • Dieter JENDROSSEK, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Martin KOLLER, University of Graz, Austria
  • Valérie LANGLOIS, Université Paris Est, CNRS, France
  • Jose M. LAGARON, IATA-CSIC, Spain
  • Berit LØKENSGARD STRAND, NTNU Trondheim, Norway
  • Kevin O’CONNOR, UCD, Ireland
  • Etienne PAUL, Université de Toulouse, France
  • Auxiliadora PRIETO, CIB-CSIC, Spain
  • Maria Manuela REGALO DA FONSECA, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Maria REIS, FCT-UNL, Portugal
  • Ipsita ROY, The University of Sheffield, GB
  • Jochen SCHMID, University of Münster, Germany
  • Volker SIEBER, Technical University of Munich Campus Straubing, Germany
  • Alexander STEINBÜCHEL, University of Lodz, Poland
  • Ebru TOKSOY ÖNER, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Alan WERKER, Promiko, Lomma, Sweden
  • Manfred ZINN, HES-SO, Switzerland
  • Stanislav OBRUČA, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

Organization committee

  • Stanislav OBRUČA, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, obruca@fch.vut.cz
  • Petr SEDLÁČEK, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, sedlacek-p@fch.vut.cz
  • Eva SLANINOVÁ, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, xcslaninovae@fch.vut.cz
  • Hana ALEXOVÁ, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
  • Tomáš OPRAVIL, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

Scientific & social program

To be announced

Venue & Brno

Brno – City of Science and Technology

Brno is a city in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. Located at the confluence of the Svitava and Svratka rivers, Brno has about 380,000 inhabitants, making it the second-largest city in the Czech Republic after the capital, Prague.

One of the unique features of Brno is its good accessibility since it is positioned 2 h of driving from 4 capital cities – Prague, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

The second reason which makes Brno a very suitable city to host 11th ESBP is the fact that Brno has evolved into an important university city with numerous scientific institutions and research centers and a very strong scientific background and infrastructure. Furthermore, numerous industrial and technological companies active in the field of research and development are located in Brno as well. Actually, Brno resonates with science and technology!

Further, Brno has a rich history, a beautiful historical center, hundreds of historical sights and other places which are worth seeing and visiting. Brno is also famous due to its young spirit and numerous excellent restaurants, bars, and pubs.

To sum up, we do believe that Brno is an excellent place to organize a scientific congress!

For more information about Brno, you can visit the following links:
https://en.brno.cz/https://www.gotobrno.cz/en/

Venue

Brno Observatory and Planetarium is not only an exciting place that you should definitely visit if you are interested in the universe, but it is also an ideal and unique venue for the organization of medium size conferences and symposia such as 11th ESBP. This fascinating place can provide us with all we need and even more. We will use the digital planetarium as the main conference hall, but also other meeting rooms for parallel sessions or workshops are available. Further, the looby will serve as a place for poster sessions, coffee breaks, and also relaxing or even working area. Brno Observatory and Planetarium is located on the hill and it also grants the visitors fascinating views of Brno City and its surroundings.

For more information about the Brno Observatory and Planetarium, you can use the following link: https://www.hvezdarna.cz/en/about-us/

Information for participants

  • About Brno
  • Accommodation

About Brno

Tips for trips:

  • Špilberk Castle
    - It is a castle on the hilltop in Brno, Southern Moravia built in the first half of the 13th century.
  • Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul
    - It is a national cultural monument and one of the most important pieces of Baroque architecture in South Moravia. Possible to climb onto a tower which offers nice view.
  • Tugendhat Villa (in the UNESCO list)
    - The Villa of Greta and Fritz Tugendhat, designed by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and built in 1929–1930.
    Ticket online: https://www.tugendhat.eu/en/tour-and-tickets/

Public transport:

You can use contactless cards, or smartphones and smartwatches in the trams/buses. Just get on and tap your card against the yellow reader inside. You’ll be charged for a basic transferable 60-minute ticket (25 CZK). You can take multiple journeys within the allocated time. If you travel longer than 60-minutes, or several times in one day, you’ll be charged for another ticket, but never more than 90 CZK per day. Or go through the mobile app Sejf, where you can buy tickets in English.

Emergency Services:

  • For police, dial 158
  • For fire, dial 150
  • For ambulance, dial 155
  • Using mobile phones: do not forget include the local code before the number, for example: +420 – 158 to call the police in Brno
  • The European Emergency Number 112 can also be used.

Accommodation

To be specified.

Importatnt dates &
registration

To be specified and opened

Contact

Contact

  • Brno University of Technology
  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Purkyňova 464/118
  • 612 00 Brno, Czech Republic
  • Stanislav Obruča
  • obruca@fch.vut.cz

Location