22. International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium


Scientific Programme:

(as of 15th September 2017, subject to change)


- Programme at a glance as pdf-download

- Scientific lecture and poster programme as pdf-download


Social Programme


Sunday, 24 September 2017, 18:15 - 20:00
Welcome reception after the opening lecture and honorary talk, sponsored by Newmont Mining Corportion, Greenwood Village, CO/USA


Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 19:30 - 23:00

Conference Dinner at the historical concert hall Tivoli.

sponsored by Newmont Mining Corportion, Greenwood Village, CO/USA

Enjoy a relaxed evening with colleagues and business partners at the concerthall Tivoli. A regional and saisonal buffet with regional wines and beers and softs will be served. A typical music corps will introduce traditional songs for this region.

Registration is neccessary. Please incidate your participation at the online registration.

Ticket: 59 € incl 19% VAT (buffet, drinks, music )

Invited Speakers

Honorary Lecture on Sunday, 24 September 2017

  • P. Norris, University of Exeter/UK
    Progress in Biohydrometallurgy over the last thirty years?

Public Evening Lecture on Wednesday, 27 September 2017

  • B. Cramer, Sächsisches Oberbergamt, Freiberg/D
    850 years of ore mining in Saxony – lessons (to be) learned

Invited Keynote Lectures

  • M. Chen, CSIRO/AU
    Characterization and localized insight into leaching of sulfide minerals


  • C. Demergasso, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta/CHL
    From knowledge to best practices in bioleaching
  • Mark Dopson, Linnaeus University, Kalmar/S
    Optimizing Acidophile Biofilm Formation for Metal Sulfide Dissolution: The SysMetEx Project
  • P. D'Hugues, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), Orléans/F
    Bioleaching in stirred tanks reactors to process Kupferschiefer type of ore: an overview
  • A. Kaksonen, CSIRO, Floreat/AUS
    Recent advances in biomining and microbial characterization
  • J. Lloyd, University of Manchester/ UK
    Putting subsurface microbes to work; metal recovery and biosynthesis of functional metallic nanoparticles
  • J. Petersen, University of Cape Town/ZA
    Unravelling the complexity of heap bioleaching
  • F. Roberto, Newmont Mining Corporation, Englewood, CO/USA
    Copper Heap Bioleach Microbiology – Progress and Challenges
  • M. Ranjbar, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman/IR
    Bioelectrochemical Leaching of Copper Sulfide Minerals
  • J.-L. Xia, Central South University, Changsha/CN
    In-situ characterization and molecular mechanisms evaluation of interfacial interaction between minerals and typical bioleaching microorganisms

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