The 13th BioTrans Conference was held on July 09 –13th, 2017 in Budapest, at Eötvös Lóránd University. The BioTrans conferences are organized biennially for biologists and chemists to obtain top level information in the field of biocatalysis and biotransformation. BioTrans2017 was the 13th in this series of meetings initiated in Graz (A, 1993), bridging biologists and chemists in academia and industry[1].

BioTrans2017 covered a wide range of topics related to biotransformations and biocatalysis. Conference deliberations were on manifold themes: single and multistep biotransformations in synthetic processes; systems biocatalysis and bio(techno)logy; discovery, de-novo design, and development of biocatalysts; enzyme engineering by structure guided directed evolution; (bio)process intensification by enzyme immobilization, compartmentalization and microreactors; industrial (bio)process development, scale-up and manufacturing1.

ROBOX project was present in this international conference presenting some of the latest results. Among all ROBOX partners, nine of them participated in this event: UNIMAN, UM, UAB, RUG, INNOSYN, TUG, ACIB, RWTH and ETHZ. This congress allowed for disseminating and sharing ROBOX results among the scientific and industrial/SMEs community that attended the event


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“The research for this work has received funding from the European Union (EU) project ROBOX (grant agreement n° 635734) under EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme Research and Innovation actions H2020-LEIT BIO-2014-1. This document reflects only the author’s view and the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission is not