42nd International Symposium on the Separation of Proteins, Peptides and Polynucleotides (ISPPP)

Vienna, 5. - 8. November 2023

Dear separation and purification sciences community,

the International Symposium and Exhibition on the Purification of Proteins, Peptides and Polynucleotides (ISPPP) cordially invites you to participate in the 42nd edition in November 2023, in the beautiful city of Vienna, Austria.
More than four decades after the inaugural meeting was held in Washington DC, USA, ISPPP continues to be a prime scientific meeting and driver of innovation and development on all aspects of bioseparation, ranging from analytical techniques to bioprocess operations.
Novel trends in separation and purification science will be discussed, including an outlook to the future provided. Researchers that are investigating the sustainability and circularity of separation and purification techniques or are dealing with life cycle assessment of bioprocesses are particularly invited to share their findings. The symposium offers an excellent opportunity to present your latest scientific results.

The vibrant city of Vienna is a treasure trove that is well worth a visit. Vienna boasts a rich imperial history which can be explored in one of the many palaces, such as Schönbrunn, Belvedere or the Hofburg.

The symposium aims to bring together researchers from academia and industry as well as young researchers making their first steps into the scientific community.

Vienna’s exceptional cultural programmes can be discovered in numerous concert halls and museums throughout the city. Take in a concert at the Golden Hall, where the Vienna Philharmonic perform their world-famous New Year’s concert, located in the Wiener Musikverein. Wander the halls of the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History), where there is more to be found than just famous Renaissance and Baroque artworks. Vis-à-vis the Kunsthistorisches Museum lies the Naturhistorisches Museum (Museum of Natural History) with over 100,000 specimens on display, including several extinct species. Vienna is also notorious for its centuries long tradition of coffee houses and wine taverns. 

Vienna is one of the leading biotechnology research centers in Europe and the second largest university city in the German-speaking world. A center of learning that will never lose its inquisitive nature.

Did you know there are roughly 700 hectares of vineyards located within the city limits? Lastly, over half of Vienna’s urban area is made up of relaxing green spaces, parks, gardens, and forests, which includes the Vienna Woods and Donau-Auen National Park.

The scientific committee, headed by Dr. Nico Lingg, is looking forward to welcoming you in Vienna as an active ISPPP 2023 participant.

Conference Chair

Nico Lingg is senior scientist at the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology and at the Institute of Bioprocess Science and Engineering (BOKU). In the past, he has worked at the Bioprocessing Technology Institute, Singapore for two years. His research focuses on the design of platform processes in biochemical engineering. The main applications are the production and purification of biomacromolecules as biopharmaceuticals. This includes peptides, proteins and bionanoparticles from various sources such as microbial fermentation, cell culture or human plasma.

Scientific Committee

Sonja Berensmeier, TU Munich, DE
Cristina Dias-Cabral, Univ. of Beira Interior, PT
Michel Eppink, Univ. of Wageningen, Synthon, NL
Milton Hearn, Monash University, AU
Sophia Hober, KTH, SE
Jürgen Hubbuch, KIT, DE
Alois Jungbauer, acib/BOKU, AT
Marcel Kwiatkowski, University of Innsbruck, AT
Egbert Müller, Tosoh, DE
Aleš Podgornik, University of Ljubljana, SI
Andrea Rayat, University College London, UK
Sebastian Schwaminger, Meduni Graz, AT

Organizing Committee

Verena Beck, acib, AT
Nico Lingg, acib/BOKU, AT
Alois Jungbauer, acib/BOKU, AT
Jennifer Farkas, Austropa Interconvention, AT

Please stay tuned, more information is coming soon …

In case of a question about ISPPP 2023 please contact
Verena Beck, Muthgasse 11, 1190 Vienna

ISPPP Archive

The ISPPP archive documents the past editions of the International Symposium on the Purification of Proteins, Peptides and Polynucleotides. The ISPPP conference series deals with the latest developments and trends in the field of separation, purification, characterization and analytics of biologically important molecules.