ISBP will focus on microbially synthesized (bio)polymers like polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), cellulose, pullulan, cyanophycin, polylactic acid (PLA), polyisoprenes (rubbers), but is also open for bio-based polymers (e.g. BioPET and PEF), and will include inorganic biopolymers such as polyphosphate (polyP).
The following topics will be covered during scientific sessions: Metabolic pathways and engineering, production and processing, functional biopolymers and building blocks, material science and engineering, biodegradation and recycling of biopolymers, sustainable feedstock and life cycle assessment, applications in industry (e.g. packaging, 3D printing) and medicine (the latter ones will be the focus of the "Industry day"). Outstanding abstracts will be selected for Pecha Kucha presentations (short oral presentations).