6th Symposium on Bi­o­tech­no­logy Ap­plied to Ligno­cel­lu­loses

August 26-28, 2020 @ University of Toronto

The LignoBiotech 2020 Organizing Committee is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will issue updates accordingly. We are fully committed to hosting the conference this August, a final decision to proceed with the conference will be made by July 15, 2020 in order to provide conference attendees with sufficient time to make travel plans.

Welcome to the 10 year anniversary of the LignoBiotech Symposium!  The LignoBiotech symposium was held the first time in France (Reims, 2010), then in Japan (Fukuoka, 2012), Chile (Concepcion, 2014), Spain (Madrid, 2016), and in Finland (Helsinki, 2018). Over these years, the LignoBiotech Symposium has established itself as a preeminent forum on biotechnology applied to lignocelluloses, where industrial enzymes and synthetic biology converge with chemical engineering and material sciences to advance the development of new bio-based products.

LignoBiotech 2020 brings our symposium, for the first time, to North America. Fittingly, the symposium will be held in Canada, which has a long history in valorizing its abundant supply of wood and agricultural fiber.

Building on the success of previous LignoBiotech symposia, LignoBiotech 2020 will emphasize latest advances in biotechnologies that transform cellulose, hemicelluloses, and lignin into fuels, high-value chemicals, and new bio-based materials. Bioprocesses to extract value from mill effluents will also be described. Recent opportunities that have arisen through advances in data analysis, molecular engineering, and the integration bio-conversion pathways with thermochemical processes and material sciences, will be emphasized.


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