Welcome to BioTrans 2019

It is a great honour and pleasure for us to warmly invite you to participate in the14th International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Biotransformations (BioTrans 2019), which will be held on July 7-11, 2019, in Groningen, The Netherlands.

The BioTrans 2019 symposium will showcase recent advances in biocatalysis research, covering various cutting edge topics in the field, from reprogramming synthetic biology and redesign of natural enzymes to development of new (chemo)enzymatic cascades and novel classes of artificial enzymes . The symposium will include invited lectures from experimentalists and theoreticians, from both academia and industry. The invited speakers are all current or emerging leaders in their respective sub-fields, and bring together the interface between chemistry and biology. The combination of these speakers in one symposium provides an exceptional opportunity to bridge disciplines and engage in active discussion, while maintaining a strong link to both academic and industrial applications. Except for various lectures by invited experts in the field, the program will include oral presentations (selected based on submitted abstracts), poster pitch talks and posters. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the topic, we welcome high-quality abstracts from any area related to the topic of the symposium, including synthetic and evolutionary biology, genetics, biomolecular engineering, protein biochemistry, computational chemistry and synthetic (bio)organic chemistry.

We look forward to meeting you in Groningen in 2019.

Marco Fraaije and Gerrit Poelarends

(Chairs of BioTrans 2019)

Marco Fraaije
Marco Fraaije
Gerrit Poelarends