International Conference on Bio-based Polymers and Composites (BiPoCo 2024)

The first BiPoCo was organized in 2012, focusing on the characterization, modification, and application of biopolymers. The success of the conference initiated the organization of three subsequent events in 2014 (Visegrád), 2016 (Szeged), and 2018 (Balatonfüred), respectively. The scope of the conference has been extended along the way with topics on smart, nano-structured systems for delivery and controlled release, with particular attention paid to the biomedical application of polymers. Regretfully, BiPoCo 2020 had to be canceled due to all the uncertainty and severe restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.The positive feedback received from the participants of former meetings and all the friendly requests to continue with this tradition encouraged us to bring BiPoCo back.

In 2024, the conference will be organized for the 5th time, with a renewed scope reflecting current trends in the sustainable production and application of biopolymers, as well as the wider role they play in biomass-based value chains.


Plenary Lectures

  • Crouzier, Thomas (Technical University of Denmark, Cirqle Biomedical, Denmark)
    Biomedical innovation through mucus engineering:  from cell therapy to contraception
  • Du Prez, Filip (Ghent University, Belgium)
    Thermosets and Composites in a Circular Economy
  • Fernandes, Susana (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France)
    Marine Materials from Nature to Applications
  • Lam, Yeng Min (Nanyang Technological University, Singapor)
    Sustainable Polymers – Can this be a possibility?
  • Lazzeri, Andrea (University of Pisa, Italy)
    Biopolymer composites
  • Reimhult, Erik (BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria)
    Making bioplastics competitive as nanocomposites


Keynote Lectures

  • Bartos, András (Sulis Polymers B.V., The Netherlands)
    Polymer biocomposting for green solutions: the characterization challenge
  • Toth, Istvan (University of Queensland, Australia)
    Polymeric Nanoparticle GnRH Vaccine to Treat Cancer and for Veterinary Immunocastration
    Zirbs, Ronald (BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria)
  • and more
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