♦ ISBP POSTPONED TO 2022 ♦
The Corona pandemic is still highly active, and many countries are currently facing a 3rd or even a 4th wave. Although several efficient vaccines have been developed, it is not clear at what time the pandemic will be under control and when international conferences in presence mode will be possible again without any risks. The organizing and scientific committee members of ISBP2021 have therefore decided to postpone the symposium by another year to September 2022.
In order not to lose the contact among the ISBP “family” (and also the European version ESBP), we will replace ISBP2020/2021 and ESBP2021 by a weekly online international seminar series in spring/summer 2021. To this end, group leaders, PhD students, company members working in the biopolymer field can present their results in a ≈ 30 min keynote lecture or in form of 10 min short lectures (two in a row per webinar).
The seminars will start on May 6 and will take place on Thursdays at 13h00 CET Central Europe Time. In case you would like to have an e-mail invitation with a link to the seminars or subscribe to our newsletter, please click here.
Volunteers can suggest a lecture title and indicate a preference of the seminar date. Manfred, Dieter and Stanislav will make a selection if there are too many applications for a specific date.
It is foreseen that one scientific committee member of ISBP/ESBP will chair the session and after the lecture there will be the opportunity for a „social hour“ to give still a bit of a personal touch.
Depending on the ongoing of the Corona pandemic, the decision when and where the next ISBP/ESBP meeting in presence will be held, can be made in late 2021 (e. g. ISBP2022 in CH and ESBP 2023 in CZ). We hope that the situation about the pandemic will be clearer for a good decision by the end of this year.
Our best regards,
Dieter Jendrossek, Manfred Zinn and Stanislav Obruča