Calendar of Events

Sep 15, 2019 - Sep 19, 2019 , Florence, Italy

Recovery of Biological Products XIX
Jul 12, 2020 - Jul 17, 2020 , Rome, Italy

13th European Symposium on Biochemical Engineering Sciences 2020
Sep 17, 2020 - Jul 20, 2020 , Portoroz, Slovenia





The European Society of Biochemical Engineering Sciences stimulates scientific advances in the field of biochemical engineering and provides a platform for communication, education and interdisciplinary exchange. ESBES serves as an interface between industry and academia and fosters cooperation of bioengineers from all over Europe.



The place to be in September 2019


ECCE12 & ECAB5 - 15-19 September 2019 - Florence, Italy


Do not miss the interesting ECCE12 & ECAB5. Do not just listen to lectures, discuss with like-minded people and make new contacts in your network.

You find more information about the topics and sessions on the website: ECCE12&ECAB5



2nd ESBES-BIOT Design Competition

The second ESBES-BIOT Biotechnical Design Competition culminated in a showdown between two truly international teams at the Orlando meeting last month.  The idea for the competition was conceived by a group of ESBES and BIOT representatives who met in 2016 to discuss ways that the two organizations can work together.  The first competition finals were then held in Barcelona in September of 2017.  With the emergence of Cell Therapies as an important sector for ESBES and BIOT, the goal of the project for this second competition was to design a process for the production of clinical grade cartilage grafts. Travel expenses for the two top teams were covered thanks to the generous sponsorship of Johnson and Johnson, Medimmune, Novo Nordisk and Aine Hanly (2019 Perlman award winner).  The first team was composed of Yi Liu and Chin-Yuan Tseng from Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) and Yen-Hong Lin from China Medical University (Taiwan, ROC).  The second and winning team (see photo) was composed of Monica Moreno Gonzalez and Mario Gustavo Lopez Gomez from Delft University (the Netherlands) and Sean Madsen from Tulane University (USA).  The problem statement for the next (3rd) ESBES-BIOT competition will be posted in June of 2019 with the topic being continuous bio-manufacturing and the finals event to be held in Portoroz Slovenia in September of 2020. ESBES-BIOT-Award2019



Announcement of new members 2018


We are pleased to welcome the following new members to ESBES:

  • Bernal Institute (Institutional member)
  • SECF (Society member)
  • Wageningen University & Research (Institutional member)