13th International CeBiTec Symposium
Multi-Step Syntheses in Biology & Chemistry
An International Young Investigator Conference
Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University
December 02 – 04, 2019
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Biocatalysis is one of the key technologies, that will shape not only the industrial landscape, but also our daily lives in the future. This interdisciplinary field of research, which combines biology and chemistry, opens great perspectives for basic research as well as industrial applications. Addressing this fascinating research area, the 13th International CeBiTec Symposium “Synthetic Pathways in Biology & Chemistry - An International Young Investigator Conference” will focus on the fields of tailor-made bio-catalyst design and applications thereof, combination of biocatalysis and chemocatalysis and synthetic biology towards multi-step syntheses from both, an academic and industrial perspective. In addition, emerging recent trends mostly done so far out of the area of biocatalysis, which, however, are expected to have a strong impact on biocatalysis in the future will be addressed such as, for example, flow-chemistry, machine learning self-automatization. A further focus of this symposium are contributions of young researchers, which enable them to present their research achievements and latest results in the plenum / invited lectures as well as lectures and poster presentations.. In particular, young researchers from science and industry will be given the opportunity to present their work and promote discussion on the future prospects of biocatalysis in order to promote the networking of the next generation of biocatalysis researchers.. We are very looking forward to welcome you in Bielefeld!



The symposium will start on 02.12.2019 with the registration from 11:00 to 13:00 at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University.
Altogether 27 lectures and 5 keynote lectures will be given. The full program will be published soon.


Invited Speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Akai Shuji (Osaka University)
  • Dr. Fitzpatrick Daniel (University of Cambridge)
  • Prof. Dr. Frunzke Julia (Research center Jülich)
  • Dr. Höhne Matthias (University of Greifswald)

More coming soon.



Please register to the conference by using the ONLINE REGISTRATION.
The early bird has been extended! The early bird registration ends now on 2019-11-01.

Submission of Abstracts

Please submit your poster or oral presentation abstract by using the online registration above.
Please use the abstract template specification that can be found HERE.
Abstract submission for oral presentation and poster presentation ends on 2019-11-01

Registration fee

Attendee's affiliation/status:


early bird fee

After 2019-11-01


€ 150

€ 180


€ 180

€ 220


€ 300

€ 350

The registration fee covers the conference materials, snacks, coffee and lunch as well as the conference dinner on December 3, 2019.

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


The following hotels offer special rates for reservations being made in connection with a participation at this conference:

Hotel Bielefelder Hof
Am Bahnhof 3
D-33602 Bielefeld
*EUR 80,00 per night incl. breakfast

Arcadia Hotel Bielefeld
Niederwall 31-35
D-33602 Bielefeld
*EUR 79,90 per night incl. breakfast

Charly’s house
Kavalleriestr. 9
D-33602 Bielefeld
*EUR 74,00 per night incl. breakfast

* A booking code is required; you will get the code with confirmation of registration, Special rates are only valid until 2019-10-20.

Conference venue

The conference will take place at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) of Bielefeld University, Methoden 1, 33615 Bielefeld.

Travel Information

Detailed instructions for arriving at the ZiF can be found HERE.

Further Information

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The 13th International CeBiTec Symposium 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.).