Himmelfahrtstagung 2020
New Bioprocesses, New Bioproducts (CANCELLED)

18. - 20. Mai 2020

Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany


In view of the current developments regarding the coronavirus and in consultation with the chairmen, we unfortunately have to cancel the "Himmelfahrtstagung - New Bioprocesses, New Bioproducts" from 18 - 20 May 2020 in Mainz/Germany.


New Bioprocesses, New Bioproducts is the topic for the next Himmelfahrtstagung, the most important meeting for bioprocess and biochemical engineers in Germany. Submit your paper now and join experts from industry, universities and research organisations in discussing the latest scientific findings in bioprocess development.

At the Himmelfahrtstagung 2020, we would like to take a look at the entire value chain of bioproduction, from innovative strain development methods to new prokaryotic and eukaryotic production strains, smart reactor concepts, and innovative downstream processing. We will discuss bioproduction processes for biopharmaceuticals and industrial biotech products.

Major Topics:

  • high throughput screening systems for screening and evolution
  • novel bioprocesses and bioproducts using prokaryotes
  • new bioprocesses, therapies and pharmaceuticals applying eukaryotes
  • innovative reactor and reaction concepts in bioproduction
  • soft sensors for process control
  • novel downstream technologies and integrated bioprocesses
  • novel production processes for the circular economy incl. biotechnological recycling and biomass valorization
  • enzymatic production of fine chemicals


  • Michael Japs, Sr. Director, Process Technology, Genomatica, Inc.
  • Korneel Rabaey, Head of the Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology, Ghent University

Noteworthy, the ‘Himmelfahrtstagung’ also serves as a platform for young scientists to present their results to the scientific community. As such, young researches are invited to submit their work to the committee for getting the chance of presentation, irrespective of the topic of the conference.


Scientific Committee

Call for Papers

Registration and Fees

Keynote Speakers

Pre-Conference Workshop


Social Programme

DECHEMA Industrial Bioprocess Award

Exhibition & Sponsoring Options

Venue and Accommodation

Information for Authors



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