Prof. Lars Blank from RWTH Aachen University has been interviewed by WIRED, an American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics about the degradation of plastic by bacteria and caterpillars.
ESBP 2017 will be taking place at Hôtel Mercure in the beautifull city of Toulouse, France from the 5th–7th July 2017. ESBP 2017 aims at bringing together leading experts from both academia and industry to share knowledge and insight into the challenges and opportunities surrounding biopolymers production from microbes. ESBP 2017 will focus on recent developments in the area of biopolymers production, characterization and processing but also on the numerous applications of biopolymeric materials in a variety of fields, including medicine and medical devices, smart materials, coatings, personal care products, structural materials, agro food and agriculture, and many other areas. The main spotlight of ESBP will be on Biopolymers like polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), cellulose, alginates, cyanophicin, poly phosphate, rubber (polyisoprene), etc. Further, ESBP-2017 aims to:
• Gather delegates from companies and from diverse scientific and academic settings to participate in critical debates; • Facilitate sharing and collaboration between specialists from different backgrounds; • Evaluate the current and future situation of biopolymers markets; • Measure advancements relating to industrialization of production chains.
Registration opens 5 January 2017 Abstract submission opens 3 April 2017 Abstract submission deadline 1 May 2017 Abstract selection 15 May 2017
Auxiliadora Prieto from project partner CSIC gave an oral talk to approx. 80 attendees about P4SB and plastic degration. Check out the Spanish blog for more details: http://cienciaconchocolate.blogspot.de