Since 1960's biotechnology has become increasingly relevant to the fast growing industries. While microbes have been used for centuries in food and drinks industry, their continued and further investigation has advanced opportunities for their exploitation in almost all industrial sectors. Some businesses have already benefited from advances in applied biotechnology, others have begun to gain tangible profits.
IBIC 2016 offers a platform for presentation of new ideas and discussion of latest advances in applied biotechnology supported by sound science leading to novel industrial developments.
In this context, IBIC 2016 covers topical issues in bio-production, bio-separation, and bio-detection. Latest research topics including nano-biotechnology, biorefinery and biofuels, biocatalysis, biomaterials, and microbial fuel cells will be presented. Microbes will be discussed as cell factories, and fermenters will be investigated as integrated systems in recovery operations.

IBIC 2016 welcomes you to its fifth biannual event which will be held from 10 to 13 April 2016 in the historic city, Bologna.
We look forward to meeting you in this conference which provides an exciting programme with the opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues from all sectors of biotechnology including academia and industry.