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 28 lectures, 5 keynote lectures and 4 industrial talks will be given. 

The full programm can be downloaded HERE.


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.


Special Issue catalysts logo

We are glad to announce that the open access journal Catalyst will publish a special issue "Multi-Step Syntheses in Biology & Chemistry". All attendees of the 13th International CeBiTec-Symposium will receive a special offer to publish their work. For this special issue Prof. Dr. Harald Gröger (University of Bielefeld) is invited as guest editor. Deadline for submission will be 30 April 2020. Papers will be published continuously online (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. We and the Catalyst team are very much looking forward for your submissions.


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The registration is closed. 

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.

Guidelines for oral presentation:
Oral presentations will be restricted to 20 min with discussion. The presentations should be prepared as power point or pdf file. The electronic files as to be provided to the organizer before the respective session.

Guidelines for poster presentation:
Please prepare your poster in Portrait format DIN A0 (height x width: 118,8 x 84 cm) and add your poster to the desired position before the first poster session starts. The poster will be presented throughout the whole conference.


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.


We can recommend the following hotels:

Hotel Bielefelder Hof
Am Bahnhof 3
D-33602 Bielefeld
*86 € per room per night incl. breakfast 

Arcadia Hotel Bielefeld
Niederwall 31-35
D-33602 Bielefeld

Charly’s house
Kavalleriestr. 9
D-33602 Bielefeld

*Prices require special booking code, which will be send to you within the confirmation e-mail. 

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

For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.).