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.
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.
We are concerned about the health of our conference participants and staff. According to the public authorities, at present there is no danger involved in attending events in Germany. Current information can be found on the web site of the Federal Ministry of Health via the following link: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus.html (in German).
DECHEMA is in contact with the health authorities and will implement their recommendations and orders immediately. In consultation with the respective event location, cleaning measures for highly frequented areas (door handles, handrails etc.) will be intensified.
Furthermore, our staff will provide disinfectant wipes, which you can ask for at the conference reception desk. They will also have information about doctors and medical contact points in case of suspected cases.
DECHEMA is closely following the developments. Should the situation change and further recommendations be made by the authorities, we will react promptly.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bayer, Infraserv GmbH & Co. KG, Frankfurt am Main/D
Dr. Wilfried Blümke, Evonik Technology & Infrastructure GmbH, Hanau/D
Dr. Carsten Bornhövd, Wacker Chemie, München/D
Prof. Dr. Dieter Eibl, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Wädenswil/CH
Dr. Detlef Eisenkrätzer, Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Penzberg/D
Dr. Markus Fritsch, EW Biotech GmbH, Leuna/D
Prof. Dr. Dirk Holtmann, DECHEMA Forschungsinstitut, Frankfurt am Main/D
Dr. Gernot Jäger, Covestro Deutschland GmbH, Leverkusen/D
Prof. Dr. Andreas Liese, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg/D
Dr. Jochen Schaub, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG,
Biberach an der Riss/D
Prof. Dr. Ralf Takors, Universität Stuttgart/D
Prof. Dr. Roland Ulber, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern/D
Local Organising Committee:
Dr. Caroline von Wulffen, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt am Main/D
Petra Hellwig, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt am Main/D
We would like to invite contributions from national and international groups, therefore all presentations are held in English. Even though contributions to the focus theme and input from young scientists are particularly solicited, other contributions to the broad field of bioprocess and bioproducts are also highly welcome.
The abstract submission for orals is closed.
Please submit proposed poster contributions in form of a one page abstract (max. 1 MB) through the button below. Paper submission is open until 28 February 2020. The conference language is English.
The selection of the contributions will be based on the review of the abstracts by the scientific committee.
Please note: Registration fee cannot be waived for authors.
|Industry||935 €||940 €|
|Academia||615 €||630 €|
|Students3)||340 €||355 €|
1) No VAT requested according to § 4.22 UStG, registration fee may include Business Package with VAT.
2) Personal DECHEMA-members
3) Verification necessary
The DECHEMA terms and conditions for conferences apply. Please note that the following information are exerpts and supplements to the general terms and conditions.
Registration is possible, subject to capacity in the lecture rooms, up to the beginning of the conference. Confirmation of registration will be sent immediately by mail. The invoice, with payment confirmation, you will receive by post mail within two weeks.
Editorial deadline for the list of participants is 27 April 2020.
The registration fees include conference ticket, an abstract-book for download, the list of participants and food and beverage during the conference. All documents will be handed out on-site.
Cancellations are only accepted in writing (i.e. by fax, surface mail or e-mail).
Please find details about cancellation dates and fees in the general terms and conditions. In case of no-show the conference fees won't be refunded and fees not yet paid still have to be paid.
Korneel Rabaey, Head of the Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology,
“Electromicrobiology and bioproduction –
Michael Japs, Senior Director, Process Development, Genomatica, San Diego/USA
"A New Age of Biomanufacturing: industry advances and scale-up practices"
17 May 2020 - 2:00 p.m. - Atrium-Hotel, Mainz
In the context of the "Himmelfahrtstagung 2020” a pre-conference workshop for PhD students will be organised on 17 May 2020, starting time: 2:00 p.m., Duration: approx. 3 h
Please note: booking is only possible in combination with a registration for the conference
The ultimate goal of metabolic and biochemical engineering is to create novel products and bioprocesses for commercialisation. Whereas scientific and technical aspects are typical matters of training programs in universities, the sensitive steps of launching a product, which includes transferring technology from labs to production sites, are rarely addressed.
The workshop deals with this scenario by treating antibiotics production as show case. Students will learn what the key questions are and how actions should be structured to make the novel product a success. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis
Andreas Liese, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg
Burkhard König, Koenig & Funk Biotech GmbH, Hofheim/Ts.
Atrium-Hotel, Flugplatzstr. 44, D-55126 Mainz
The programme of the "Himmelfahrtstagung 2020" is online!
Please find here an overview of the conference programme as PDF-file:
The conference programme is also available as online version:
The poster programme will be available here after the deadline for poster submission has ended.
On the following page you will find all information about the social programme during Himmelfahrtstagung 2020
On 17 May 2020, the traditional pre-dinner meeting takes part. This get-together has established itself as the kick-off meeting of the "Himmelfahrtstagung".
Join us at 19:00 in the restaurant Zum Babbelnit, Kurmainzstraße 22 , 55126 Mainz-Finthen.
The restaurant is in 10 minutes walking distance to the Atrium-Hotel.
The costs are not included, you have to pay on-site.
On 19 May 2020, the scientific award ceremony will take place on board of the chartership MS Godesburg. The ship goes from Mainz to Eltville or Rüdesheim and will return to Mainz at 22:30. Be sure, the evening on river rhine becomes an extraordinary event. During the dinner the winner of the DECHEMA Industrial Award will be awarded.
The costs for food, beverages and transfer on this evening are included.
Meeting point: 19:00, Pier Stresemannufer / Adenauerufer, 55116 Mainz
Image source: KD
Young scientists who have made industrially profound contributions to biochemical engineering during their PhD thesis are invited to apply for the DECHEMA Industrial Bioprocess Award. The award that is offered for the second time comes with €5,000 prize money and is being sponsored by the industrial members of the DECHEMA working party “Biochemical Engineering“.
This group focuses on the biotechnical production of fine and bulk chemicals as well as biopharmaceuticals by means of enzymes, prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells. The topics comprise the whole spectrum of modern biochemical engineering:
Young scientists who have finished their thesis between December 2018 and November 2019 are invited to submit their application online. Deadline for the submission of applications is 15 January 2020. The successful candidates will be awarded with the prize at the “Himmelfahrtstagung 2020” and are invited to give a presentation there.
Information on selection criteria and documents to be submitted is available here.
The exhibition, integrated in the conference, offers a unique opportunity to promote your technologies products and services in the field of industrial biotechnology.
In the past years, the conference had over 200 participants from academia and industry. In 2020 we expect at least the same number. So, there is a great opportunity to strengthen your network as you build upon existing and generate new relationships.
You would also like to participate in the conference as an exhibitor or sponsor? In the following you find some exhibition and sponsoring opportunities:
Price: 2100,-- excl. VAT
Price: 800,-- excl. VAT
Price: 5000,-- excl. VAT
Price: 7000,-- excl. VAT
These packages can be customized. If you would like to sponsor lanyards, pens or coffee breaks – please contact the congress office for an individual offer.
|Phone:||+49 (0)6131 491 – 0|
|Fax:||+49 (0)6131 491 – 128|
In the above mentioned conference hotel, rooms are reserved at special rates of 109 EURO (inkl. breakfast).
The offers are valid until 5 April 2020.
Please contact the hotel directly for your reservation.
Are you planning to travel to Mainz by train? Use the joint offer from Deutsche Bahn (DB) and DECHEMA and travel to our conference at a reduced fare starting from 49,50 € (one way).
Dear lecture and poster authors, please note: Registration fee cannot be waived for authors. Please use the online registration.
If you are unable to present your lecture for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible.
The official language of the conference is English. Simultaneous translation will be not available.
A brief CV questionary enables the appropriate chair person to introduce all lecturers to the audience. Therefore lecturers are asked to download the CV form and to return it to the conference secretariat by 20 April 2020.
A video projector and a notebook (Windows 10, MS Office 2016, Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3) will be provided. Please bring your lecture as PowerPoint or PDF-File on a USB stick. Nevertheless we kindly ask you to bring your own laptop computer as a backup.
In case that you need internet /special software for your presentation or if you have videos included into your file, please notify the conference secretariat in advance.
The abstract (incl. figures) should be typed single-spaced (12 pt Arial font or equivalent, 2.5 cm margins, page size A4) and should include the title, authors, their affiliations and addresses.
Please insert no headlines or page numbers. Before uploading the abstract plase deactivate the review mode.
|Keynote lecture:||45 minutes including 5 minutes time for discussion|
|Oral presentation:||30 minutes including 10 minutes time for discussion|
|Short lecture:||20 minutes including 5 minutes time for discussion (Open topic)|
Strict timekeeping will be essential for the smooth running of the conference.
We suggest to use a minimum font of 24 pt for your presentation slides.
As a major guideline it is proposed to make the poster intelligible in itself, even in the absence of the author. It is suggested to divide the contents of each poster into introduction, results and conclusions, with a summary listing the pertinent results and conclusions.
The poster should be legible from a distance of 2-3 meters. Standard size for posters is 0.85 x 1.2 m (DIN A0-German Standard) vertically oriented. Therefore, please find the following specifications:
The posters will be shown during the whole conference.
More information: Information and Precautions regarding the Corona Virus Scientific Committee Call for Papers Registration and Fees Keynote Speakers Pre-Conference Workshop Programme Social Programme DECHEMA Industrial Bioprocess Award Exhibition & Sponsoring Options Exhibitors & Sponsors Venue and Accommodation Information for Authors
Image source: Atrium-Hotel