BIOFLAVOUR 2021 - Biotechnology of Flavours, Fragrances and Functional Ingredients

28 September - 1 October 2021 DECHEMA-House, Frankfurt/Main, Germany Teaserbild

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the scientific committee decided to postpone the „BIOFLAVOUR 2021 – Biotechnology of Flavours, Fragrances and Functional Ingredients“ previously scheduled
28 September – 1 October this year in Frankfurt to September 2022.

The new date will be announced in due time.

Scientific Committee

Keynote Speakers

Invited Speakers

Bioflavour 2021 is the conference for researchers and industry experts working on the biotechnological production of flavours, fragrances and functional ingredients.

Bioflavour 2021 cordially invites scientists from all over the world to discuss cutting-edge research and future perspectives in this prospering field of biotechnology of flavours, fragrances and functional ingredients. With over 190 participants from over 25 different countries, the last Bioflavour in 2018 was even more successful than the first one in 2015. Again, the conference featured a 40% share of industrial attendees, emphasizing the industrial relevance of the conference scope.

Bioflavour 2021 acknowledges the ongoing industrial transformation towards a bioeconomy and the push in the chemical industry to develop green and sustainable processes. Here, biotechnology plays a key strategic role. In this context, biotechnology is recognised as providing the tools and expertise to establish sustainable production routes starting from renewable resources rather than relying on fossil fuel sources. Companies and research groups are on their way to develop microbial and plant cell factories to produce flavours, fragrances and bioactives whose use in foods, beverages, cosmetics, agricultural and pharmaceutical products is a sought-after application of high commercial value.

Bioflavour 2021 will address disciplines and technologies such as plant biology, microbiology, olfaction and taste reception, systems and synthetic biology, metabolic and enzyme engineering, cell factories, biocatalysis, fermentation and bioprocessing. Different classes of natural compounds used as flavours, fragrances and functional ingredients and their biotechnological production will be covered. Novel developments and future trends in cell factory or plant based production will be addressed as well. Furthermore, modern biotechnological approaches for foods and beverages, e.g. those with respect to taste and aroma, nutritional value, and health-promoting properties, will be discussed. Finally, the identification of beneficial functionalities of flavours and the screening for flavour substitutes and modulators by cell-based assays will be discussed as well.

Bioflavour 2021 will not only provide cutting-edge science again, but will also give enough time for networking, socializing and good local food and drinks. Our social program will include a welcome reception and a poster party in Frankfurt, and an excursion to a vineyard and the conference dinner in the renowned wine region Rheingau!

We are very much looking forward to meeting you for an inspiring Bioflavour 2021 from 28 September to 01 October 2021 in Frankfurt, Germany!

On behalf of the Scientific Committee

Jens Schrader



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