Intensifying Biocatalytic Processes:


From Enzyme and Material Design to Industrial Applications (IBPRO2022)

Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University, Germany
March 28 – 30, 2022


On behalf of the Organizing Committee of IBPRO2022, we cordially invite you to the INTERfaces Conference on 'Intensifying Biocatalytic Processes – From Enzyme and Material Design to Industrial Applications' (IBPRO2022), belonging to the International CeBiTec Conference 2022, which will be held in the ZiF in Bielefeld from the 28th to 30th of March 2022. This meeting is organized by the H2020-MSCA-ITN Project INTERfaces and the Industrial Organic Chemistry and Biotechnology Group from Bielefeld University.

COVID-19 NOTE: The team of IBPRO2022 is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and we decided on arranging a hybrid event in case some interested people face restrictions that do not allow for travel or in-person attendance. For online attendance a reduced admission fee will apply. More Information and the details will be decided soon, all registered attendees informed and the webpage updated shortly.

This 11th International CeBiTec Research Conference is part of an outstanding series of symposia. It offers a unique platform for a focused, specialized and highly applied scientific research community, and in the case of IBPRO2022 aims specifically for a broad industry involvement. The number of attendees is limited, due to the location capacity, which should stimulate intensive scientific discussions during the conference. Thus, the Organizing Committee from Bielefeld University and INTERfaces will select the participants thoroughly, thereby offering a unique quality of the attendees and enabling a pleasant, intimate and interdisciplinary working atmosphere.
Overall, the ultimate goal of the conference is to create a multidisciplinary and intersectoral atmosphere stimulating the exchange of knowledge between participants and identifying potential collaborations between research groups from industry and academia in the Biotechnology field. We look forward to welcoming you in 2022 in Bielefeld!


Program and Invited Speakers

The program of IBPRO2022 will be divided into four sessions, with invited speaker lectures from academia and industry, oral communications and poster sessions. The Conference will provide a distinctive opportunity for presentation of new findings in Biocatalysis, Material Sciences and Process Development focusing on the recent developments presented in four dedicated sessions:

SESSION 1:     Enzyme discovery and design for industrial applications
Invited Speaker 1: Rebecca Buller (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
Invited Speaker 2: Erika Tassano (Novartis, Switzerland)
SESSION 2: Heterogenization of biocatalysts with tailor-made materials
Invited Speaker 1: Jan von Langermann (University of Rostock, Germany)
Invited Speaker 2: Alessandra Basso (Purolite, United Kingdom)
SESSION 3: Intensification of heterogenized bioprocesses: Multicatalytic cascades and flow biocatalysis
Invited Speaker 1: Francesca Paradisi (University of Bern, Switzerland)
Invited Speaker 2: Joseph Hosford (GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom)
SESSION 4: Out-of-the-box methods: Future trends in biocatalysis
Invited Speaker 1: Martin Schürmann (InnoSyn B.V., The Netherlands)
Invited Speaker 2: Bernhard Hauer (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

The conference will start on 28th of March 2022 with the registration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University.


The current program can be downloaded here as a pdf.


The official language of the conference will be English for both poster and oral communications.


Registration will be open on 17th of September 2021. Please register to the conference by using the online system:


The early bird registration ends on 1st of December 2021.

If you already registered, please use the link provided in the automated email to submit or modify your abstract or poster/ presentation title.

Submission of Abstracts

Please submit your abstract for poster or oral presentation by using the online registration above.

Please use the abstract template specification that can be found here.

No more oral presentation abstracts will be accepted, but it is possible to send further poster abstracts until three weeks before the conference (7th of March 2022).

Guidelines for oral presentations:

Oral presentations will be restricted to 20 min including 5 min discussion. The presentations should be prepared as powerpoint or as a pdf file. The electronic files have to be provided to the organizer before the respective session.

Guidelines for poster presentations:

Please prepare your poster in Portrait format DIN A0 (height x width: 118.8 x 84.0 cm) and add your poster to the desired position at the venue 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 1st of December 2021
in person attendance
Online attendance
Students        150 € 180 € 80 €
Academia  200 € 240 € 150 €
Industry 300 € 350 € 220 €

The registration fee covers the conference materials, hybrid conference extension, online poster session, snacks, coffee and lunch breaks as well as the conference dinner on 28th of March 2022 (parts only apply for in person attendance).

In the registration system you do not have the option to register for online attendance as such. Please register as regular attendee and transfer the above indicated amount for online attendance instead of the in person attendance. No further in person attendance can be accepted as of the 1st February 2022.

Please follow the ONLINE REGISTRATION process.

PLEASE NOTE:No more oral presentation abstracts will be accepted but it is possible to send further poster abstracts until three weeks before the conference (7th of March 2022).

COVID-19 guidelines

Please be aware that at the time the conference is being hold, we have to implement the official COVID-19 guidelines of Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia & Bielefeld University.

Due to the dynamic situation of the pandemic, we cannot exclude the possibility of short-term changes of all aspects of the conference.

If we must cancel the conference on a short notice, we strive to provide a full refund of the conference fee.

Please be aware that current restrictions include that only people who

  • are fully vaccinated
  • can provide a negative COVID-19 test or
  • have recovered from a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection

are permitted to enter the conference building. The hygiene regulations from the ZiF can be downloaded as a pdf.


We can recommend the following hotels:

Hotel Bielefelder Hof*
Am Bahnhof 3
D-33602 Bielefeld

B&B Hotel Bielefeld-City*
Europaplatz 2
D-33613 Bielefeld
55 € per room per night plus 8.50 € for breakfast

Altstadt Hotel
Ritterstraße 15
D-33602 Bielefeld
82 € per room per night plus 10 € for breakfast

Légère Express Bielefeld*
Kavalleriestraße 9
D-33602 Bielefeld

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

Conference venue

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

Travel Information

Detailed instructions 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 11th International CeBiTec Research Conference is jointly organized by CeBiTec, INTERfaces, Bielefeld University and the GFT e.V. (Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Forschungs- und Technologietransfers in der Universität Bielefeld e.V.).

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