11th International Conference
on Fiber & Polymer Biotechnology

13th – 15th November 2022
Graz, Austria (together with ESIB)

The 11th International Conference on Fiber and Polymer Biotechnology (IFPB 2022) will be held in Graz, Austria, within ESIB. Starting more the 20 years ago in 2000 with the first congress of this series, – biotechnology related to fibre and polymer processing is an area with strongly growing scientific and industrial interest. Biotechnology and Enzyme-technology play an important role ranging over all steps of the value chain from biopolymer production and synthesis, functionalization & processing to novel approaches for recycling. Thereby, modern technologies of biotechnology (e.g. enzyme/metabolic engineering) play an essential role towards a transition of fibre and textile industries within a circular bioeconomy.

Scientific Committee:

Georg Guebitz, Boku-Vienna, Austria
Artur Cavaco-Paulo, University of Minho, Portugal
Jinsong Shen, De Montfort University, UK
Vincent Nierstrasz, University Boras, Sweden
Giovanni Sannia, University of Napoli, Italy
Gianluca Ciardelli, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Manfred Zinn, HES-SO Valais, Switzerland
Jian Chen, University Jiangnan, Wuxi, China
Kenzo Koike, Kao Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
Wierckx, Nick, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Gemany
Pellis, Alessandro, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy

Topics of interest:

  • Novel biocatalysts for specific applications
  • Robust enzymes for polymer and textile bioprocessing
  • Extremozymes
        • Emerging natural
        • Genetic engineered
        • Biomass/fermentation-derived polymers and fibers
        • Biodegradable polymers
        • Self-assembling polymers
        • Functionalization of (bio)polymers Renewable sources of polymers and chemicals
        • Valorization of waste materials
        • Bio-based monomers
      • Surface modification
      • Functionalization of synthetic polymers and fibers through biocatalysis
      • Biologically active surfaces and interfaces
      • Bio-catalytic process design
      • Upscaling of bioprocesses to industrial level
      • Combination of biotechnological, chemical and physical processes
      • Low health and environmental impact processes
      • Textile bioprocessing
      • Wastewater treatment (bio-adsorption/biodegradation)
      • Immobilization/incorporation of enzymes into nanostructured materials
      • Applications (proteomics, biofuel cells, antifouling, bioconversion, biosensing, bioremediation)
      • Bio-inspired, bio-mimicking approaches to material design Nanostructured materials (particles, fibers, etc.)
      • Regenerative medicine
      • Drug/actives encapsulation and delivery
      • Cosmetics
      • Detergency


  • Polymers
  • Textile fibers
  • Biocatalysts
  • Biofunctionalization
  • Nanobiocatalysis and nanostructured materials
  • Sustainable processes
  • Biorecycling
  • Biotechnology
  • Enzymes
  • Biocatalysis
  • Technological application
  • Biopolymers


  • Polymers
  • Enzymology
  • Proteins
  • Bioprocesses
  • Textiles
  • Chemistry of macromolecules