7th International Conference on Biocatalysis in Non-conventional media

7th International Conference on Biocatalysis in Non-conventional media

– May 26-29 Trondheim, Norway 2024

The 7th conference in this series will be held in Trondheim, dealing with the newest research and industrial applications in applied biocatalysis/sustainable chemical processes. 

We now call for abstracts, please see the Registration pane.  18 oral presentations will be chosen, 50 poster abstracts will be maximum.

A Special Issue from the conference is set up  in CATALYSTS, mdpi, submissions are now welcome, deadline is October 31, 2024. 

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Confirmed Plenary Speakers- Please click on the speaker pictures to access abstracts!

Confirmed Plenary Speakers- Please click on the speaker pictures to access abstracts!

Prof. Dr. Dörte Rother
Head of Team `Synthetic enzyme cascades, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany 

Prof. Dr. Polona Žnidaršič Plazl 
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Ljubliana, Slovenia.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Selin Kara
Executive Director, Institute of Technical Chemistry, Leibniz Technical University of Hannover, Germany; Head of the Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Group, Aarhus University, Denmark

Title: Non-Conventional Media For Enzymatic Decarboxylations: Transitioning From Lab To Industrial Scales

Prof. Pedro Lozano
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Murcia, Spain

Title: When Enzymes Met Ionic Liquids: A Journey To "Dream" Chemistry


Special Invited Lecturer, Mr. E-factor:

Prof. Dr. Roger Sheldon
Distinguished Professor of Biocatalysis Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Scientific Topics

Scientific Topics

  • Novel non-conventional reaction media for biocatalysis
  • Water- and solvent-free reaction systems
  • Non-conventional media in Flow Biocatalysis
  • Biphasic and Multi-phase biocatalytic systems
  • BNCM: from labscale to industrial scale
  • Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Enzyme-catalyzed Reactions in Non-conventional Media
  • Non-conventional Media for Whole-cell versus Cell-free Biocatalytic Systems
  • Sustainable Biocatalytic Reaction Engineering in Non-conventional Media


Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee

Elisabeth Jacobsen
Department of chemistry, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. Treasurer of ESAB

Roland Wohlgemuth
Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland. President of ESAB 

Jennifer Littlechild
University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom. Vice President of ESAB

Sergio Riva
Institute of Chemical Sciences and Technologies, SCITEC-CNR, Milano, Italy

Antonio Ballesteros
CSIC, Madrid, Spain.

Jan von Langermann
Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg,  Germany

Vytas Svedas
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Link to registration page

Few lecture slots available!

URGENT! There's only a few lecture slots left for the conference, so register and send abstract as soon as possible if you want a spot!

Sponsors-Click on the images to learn more!

ESABCatalysts | An Open Access Journal from MDPIThe Research Council of Norway

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