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Annual Congress 2017 - orientation
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Should you have any questions or difficulties, please contact:

Dr. Iris Perner-Nochta

Dr. Elisabeth Zelle

Strategy Process Biotechnology 2020+

The Helmholtz Research Network "Molecular Interaction Engineering" is supported by the BMBF within the strategy process Biotechnology 2020+.


Annual Congress Biotechnology 2020+

The Annual Conference of the strategy process "Biotechnology 2020+" is organized in turn by the four major German research organizations since 2015.

2016 in Jena (Leibniz Ass.)

2015 in Berlin (Max Planck G.)

2013 in Berlin (BMBF)

2012 in Berlin (BMBF)

2011 in Berlin (BMBF)

2010 in Berlin (BMBF)

Associated Partners


Annual Congress 2017                                                              Towards biohybrid systems: Biology meets Engineering

4th of October 2017, Forschungszentrum Jülich organized by the Helmholtz Association


Dear colleagues,

It is our great pleasure and privilege to announce the annual congress Biotechnology 2020+. Biotechnology is a key enabling technology of the 21st century which is steadily conquering new markets and application fields. Several future technologies will crucially rely on integrating nature’s molecular tool-box into technical systems in order to design new devices and processes. As a fundamental prerequisite for such novel technologies bio(techno)logists and engineers have to cooperate in a much more intensive way than in former times.

In 2017 the annual congress is organized by the Helmholtz-Association under the headline “Towards biohybrid systems: Biology meets Engineering”. The field of biotechnology is growing rapidly and its development has tremendous impact on many areas of life. The next step for future biotechnology is to replace and outperform traditional processes as well as to extend existing technologies to novel applications fields. The annual congress will be focused on the interface between Biology and Engineering. In a series of short lectures , scientists are invited to present their latest results and developments.

We would like to welcome you to join the annual congress and invite you to participate in the congress with an oral or poster presentation! Participation is free of charge but registration is required. Please make a note of the date and register.


Kind regards

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wiechert and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hubbuch

Speakers of the Helmholtz research network

Molecular Interaction Engineering (MIE)