17 November - 19 November 2014

Focus on Frontiers in Industrial Biotechnology

Organised by:

SCI's Biotechnology Group in partnership with the European Federation of Biotechnology Bioengineering and Bioprocessing Section and BBSRC

SCI HQ, London, UK

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


Early bird registration and abstract deadline extended to Friday 31 October.
This meeting encompasses all aspects of science and engineering of industrial biotechnology. From proteins to small molecules, biopharmaceuticals to platform chemicals and biofuels, the meeting will encompass all areas of Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing and will reinforce the links between processes generating diverse products.

A further aim of the meeting is to encourage collaborative links to be built throughout Europe for joint research and applications to trans-European funding schemes such as Horizon 2020.

The meeting will start with a plenary lecture entitled:

Personalised Medicine - Deciphering Cancer by Professor Carl Borrebaeck, Department of Immunotechnology, Lund University

The conference will in part be sponsored by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and will include contributions from Chairs of recently established networks of biotechnology within the UK:

  • Stuart Stocks, Novozymes A/S, Bagsvaerd, Denmark. Industrial scale protein production
  • Dimitris Charalampopoulos (Reading). FoodWasteNet: Food processing waste and by-products utilisation network
  • Simon McQueen Mason (York). LBNet: Lignocellulosic biorefinery network
  • David Leak (Bath). P2P: A Network of Integrated Technologies: Plants to Products
  • C J. Banks (Southampton). ADNet: Anaerobic Digestion Network
  • Saul Purton, (UC London). PHYCONET: unlocking the IB potential of microalgae
  • Nigel Robinson (Durham ). Metals in Biology: the elements of biotechnology and bioenergy

There will also be a Workshop: Systems and synthetic biology for open discussion and contributions from the floor. The theme: 

Abstract Submissions

The deadline for oral presentation abstracts has now closed. Abstracts for Poster presentations are still being accepted, please click on the link below to register.

  • Biofuels
  • Fine and speciality chemicals
  • Commodity and platform chemicals
  • Recombinant and native protein production
  • Integrative biorefining
  • Bioremediation and Environmental IB
  • Technology development in downstream processing
  • Process design and modelling
  • All areas of Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square 
London, SW1X 8PS


Emma Thomas

Tel: +44(0) 20 7598 1594



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Additional Info
Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.