Thursday, 7 September 2017


Session 1: Sensors and biosensors (Room GA 203)

09.00 – 09.30                      Registration and coffee

09.30 – 09.45                      Welcome message

                                           Christian Hinderling, Zurich University of Applied

                                           Sciences, Wädenswil (CH)

09.45 – 10.30                      Biosensors for biotech: Successes, challenges and prospects

                                           Anthony Turner, Biosensors & Bioelectronics Centre,

                                          Linköping University, Linköping (SE)

10.30 – 11.00                      Online monitoring in microfluidics and micro(bio)reactors with integrated
                                               optical chemical sensor

                                           Torsten Mayr, Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Food Chemistry,

                                           Graz University of Technology, Graz (AT)

11.00 – 11.30                      Coupling enzymes and electrodes in bioelectrocatalytic devices

                                           Ulla Wollenberger, Analytical Biochemistry, University of

                                           Potsdam, Potsdam (DE)

11:30 – 12:00                      Reliable biosensor- based miniaturized systems for process control

                                           Gerhard Jobst, Jobst Technologies GmbH / IST AG,

                                           Freiburg (DE)

12:00 – 13:30                    Lunch (Building GC)

                                          Exhibition and posters (Building GA)




Parallel session 2A: Process analytical technology (Room GA 203)

13.30 – 14.00                      Towards quality by real-time monitoring and

                                               control of mammalian cell culture bioprocesses

                                            Markus Luchner, Department of Biotechnology,

                                            University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences

                                            (BOKU), Vienna (AT)

14.00 – 14.30                      «ProcessShield»: a novel modular «soft-sensor»

                                               based platform using process intelligence for

                                               robust online fermentation control

                                            David Bittner and Jonathan Sturm, AG Bioprozesstechnik,

                                            Westfälische Hochschule, Recklinghausen (DE)

14.30 – 15.00                      PAT 2.0: Integrated process control solutions via

                                               modular sampling interfaces

                                            Lukas Neutsch and Matthias Barmettler, Zurich

                                            University of Applied Sciences, Wädenswil (CH) /

                                            Securecell AG, Schlieren (CH)

15.00 – 15.30                    Coffee, exhibition and posters (Building GA)



Parallel session 2B: Online analytics (Room GB 217)

13.30 – 14.00                      A novel monitoring tool based on chromatogram

                                               fingerprinting as potential enabler of continuous


                                            Oliver Spadiut, Biochemical Engineering, Integrated

                                            Bioprocess Development, TU Wien, Vienna (AT)

14.00 – 14.30                      Data management: The link between analytics

                                               and process understanding

                                            Tobias Merz, Process Analytical Technology,

                                            Lonza Ltd., Visp (CH)

14.30 – 15.00                      Optimization of biogas production: online

                                               ion-chromatography as a powerful monitoring

                                               tool of organic acids in industrial waste water

                                            David Witmer, Metrohm Schweiz AG, Zofingen (CH)

15.00 – 15.30                     Coffee, exhibition and posters (Building GA)



Parallel workshop A: (Building GA)

15.30 – 16.00                      Intelligent sensors for real time (at-line) process

                                             monitoring and control

                                            Jahir Kololli, Hamilton Bonaduz AG, Bonaduz (CH)

16.00 – 16.30                      A rugged and robust FTIR for real time PAT of

                                               biochemical and biological processes

                                            Jonathon D. Speed, Keit Spectrometers, Didcot (UK)

16.30 – 17.00                      Dialysis sampling - devices and probes for

                                               continuous bioprocess monitoring

                                            Wolfgang Künnecke, TRACE Analytics GmbH,

                                            Braunschweig (DE)

17.00 – 17.15                     Refreshments (Building GA)




Parallel workshop B: (Building GA)

15.30 – 16.00                      The centrifugal revolution: Low-shear, pulsation

                                               free, precise control fluid management for

                                               different applications

                                            Simon Stöckli, Levitronix GmbH, Zürich (CH)

16.00 – 16.30                      Moving bioprocess information into the cloud

                                               and towards «big data» – the first steps

                                            Daniel Egger, Infors AG, Bottmingen (CH)

16.30 – 17.00                      Online biomass sensing in shake flasks – techniques

                                               and applications

                                            Jens Beyer, Aquila Biolabs, Baesweiler (DE)

17.00 – 17.15                     Refreshments (Building GA)



Young forum (Building GA)

17.15 – 18.30                      Enterpreneurship and innovation

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                                            Susanne Lauber Fürst, Inartis Network, Renens (CH)

18.30 – 19.00                      Aperitif (Building GC)

19.00                                  Conference dinner (Building GC)





Online registration for the conference will be open until 29 August 2017.