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Advances in Industrial Biotechnology:

Renewable feedstocks and synthetic pathways for production of fine chemicals

Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University
September 23 – 25, 2019


The Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) of Bielefeld University cordially invites you to attend the 6th International CeBiTec Research Conference entitled “Advances in Industrial Biotechnology: New Techniques, Substrates and Products for Bioprocesses”. The conference will be held at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) of Bielefeld University from September 23rd to 25th, 2019.

Scientific Committee

Volker Wendisch (Bielefeld University, DE)
Katarina Cankar (Wageningen Plant Research, NL)
Peter van der Schaft (Axxence GmbH, DE)
Trygve Brautaset (NTNU Trondheim, NO)
Oskar Zelder (BASF, DE)


Program coming up soon


Invited Speakers

Ralf G. Berger (Hannover, DE)
Pablo Carbonell (Manchester, GB)
Gregor Kosec (Acies Bio Ltd., SI)
Sunghoon Park (UNIST, KO)
Peter van der Schaft (Axxence GmbH, DE)
Heribert Warzecha (Darmstadt, DE)


The conference highlights the impact of renewable feedstocks and synthetic pathways for production of fine chemicals. The major topics to be addressed are:

1 - Aroma Biotechnology
2 - Synthetic pathways
3 - Podium discussion on white biotechnology
4 - Synthetic Consortia
5 - Alternative Feedstocks
6 - Methylotrophy

The 2019 International CeBiTec Research Conference “Advances in Industrial Biotechnology” focuses on “Renewable feedstocks and synthetic pathways for production of fine chemicals” and will promote scientific excellence in microbial biotechnology by providing leading scientists and young researchers with a platform to present their work, to discuss current scientific understanding along with recent developments in key areas of industrial biotechnology, and to identify the priorities for further research.

The meeting will feature invited plenary lectures, poster presentations, short oral presentations and a podium discussion on white biotechnology.

Your are cordially invited to attend the conference. You also may actively participate in the symposium by presenting your work in poster sessions or as short oral presentation. The conference flyer can be found here.

I look forward very much to welcome you in Bielefeld!

Volker F. Wendisch



Please register to the conference by using the ONLINE REGISTRATION.

Submission of Abstracts

Please submit your poster or short oral presentation abstract by using the online registration above. Please follow the abstract template specification provided HERE. Only PDF files can be uploaded. Deadline: August 4th 2019

Registration fee

Attendee's affiliation/status:


early bird rate

after Aug. 4th


€ 300

€ 400


€ 500

€ 600


€ 100

€ 150

The registration fee covers the conference materials, snacks, coffee and lunch as well as the conference dinner on Sept. 24th, 2019.

Please follow the payment details provided by the ONLINE REGISTRATION process.


You can find hotels for your accommodation HERE.

Conference venue

The conference will be held at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) of Bielefeld University, Wellenberg 1, 33615 Bielefeld.

Travel Information

Detailed information on how to travel to Bielefeld and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research of Bielefeld University can be found HERE.

Further Information

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The 9th International Bielefeld-CeBiTec Research Conference is jointly organised by CeBiTec, Bielefeld University and the GFT e.V. (Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Forschungs- und Technologietransfers in der Universität Bielefeld e.V.).