ISBBB 2016 is proud to bring you the following Workshops!


These workshops will involve hands-on tutorials by leading experts to give attendees the latest information on relevant topics. All workshops will involve tutorial presentations and be complimentary to all interested conference attendees.

Click the links below to find out more about each of our informative and interactive workshops:


PIRE Workshop: Biocatalytic Routes to Biobased Monomers and Polymers

This workshop will discuss the rapid evolution of biotechnological methods that are enabling commercially important new routes to biobased monomers and polymers. Gross will provide attendees with fundamental concepts involved in both cell free and whole cell biocatalysis. Dodds will focus on successful new product development as well as challenges that must be overcome.  Furthermore, relative merits will be given for biocatalysis, chemical catalysis and how these methods can be successfully integrated. 

Workshop will be given by Drs. Richard Gross and David Dodds.

Workshop on Recent Advancements in Bio-nanoscience and the Technology of cellulose: Translational Research and state of commercial avenues

This workshop will focus on key areas of the challenges nanocellulose researchers are facing today. It will also discuss the current state of knowledge in the area of manufacturing, chacterization and processing of nanocellulose in target applications including oil and mining industry, transportation, packaging and biomedicals.

Workshop will be given by Drs. Mohini Sain and Kristiina Oksman.

Workshop on Advanced Green Composites and Sustainability

This workshop will discuss the current state of fully Green Composites that are specifically made using sustainable, plant based sources.  It will focus on the developments in the areas of fibers and resins that can result in Advanced Green Composites and possible applications.  Other developments that can accelerate the use of green composites will also be discussed. The workshop will also discuss the sustainability of green composites with respect to the economic, social and environmental impacts of the materials, processes and systems through which green composites are produced.

Workshop will be given by Drs. Anil Netravali and Hamdy Khalil

Important Dates

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The Venue of the 2016 ISBBB conference will be the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre. Click here for room reservation with the special ISBBB 2016 rate!
Transportation from Airport to Guelph - Red Car Service - Special Discount Code: isbbb2016

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Important Dates

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