9th International Conference on Biotechnology in the Pulp and Paper Industry (ICBPPI 2004)

Venue: International Convention Centre

Location: Durban, kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa

Event Date/Time: Oct 10, 2004 End Date/Time: Oct 14, 2004
Registration Date: Jul 14, 2004
Early Registration Date: Jul 14, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 01, 2004
Paper Submission Date: Oct 10, 2004
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The 9th International Conference on Biotechnology in the Pulp and Paper Industry will be held at the International Conference Centre, Durban, South Africa.
The programme will commence with registration and an opening ceremony on Sunday 10 October and end with site visits on Thursday the 14 October. The event will run concurrently with The African Pulp and Paper Week & Exhibition of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry of Southern Africa.

The organising committee extends an invitation to all interested parties to attend and to submit abstracts for presentations at the Conference.


The objective of the 9th ICBPPI is to provide a scientific forum for discussing the latest research progress since the meeting in Helsinki. The successful implementation of pulp and paper biotechnology requires the multi-disciplinary interactions between industrial and academic research. South Africa has recently developed a National Biotechnology Strategy and biotechnology is becoming an integral part of the industrial realm of our country.

At the same time, the South African Universities and other research institutions are committed to the building of expertise and research solutions in biotechnology. We trust that the conference will provide an opportunity for interaction amongst international researchers in a number of disciplines and also boost scientific, social, economic and environmental developments in Southern Africa.

Tentative Topics
-Enzyme production and characterization
-Enzyme-based bleaching
-Fibre characterization and modification
-Fundamentals and applications of oxidative enzymes
-Lignin biodegradation
-Tree biotechnology


Walnut Road
kwa Zulu Natal
South Africa

Additional Information

Registration is online via the website as is extended abstract submission.