BioTech 2020

June 16-19, 2021

Due to the uncertainty about the length of the COVID-19 pandemic and impossibility to travel we must postpone our symposium BioTech 2020 one year ahead to June 16-19, 2021. The name of the symposium will be kept (also the Olympic games which will take place next year will keep its original name). We believe that all up to now registered participants will find time to take part and we will create optimal conditions for those who could not register up to now (by prolongation of early bird registration, etc.).

We look forward meeting you in Prague.

BioTech 2020 Organizing Committee

BioTech 2020 and 8th Czech-Swiss Symposium with exhibition will cover all important aspects of advanced biotechnologies. The main scope of the symposium is to promote the exchange of information among academic and industrial researchers regarding technologies utilizing life-based systems to produce useful products and services. Lectures will be organized in following sessions:

The conference will take place at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, located centrally in the university campus in Prague 6. The famous city of Prague lies in the heart of Europe and, due to its abundance of cultural attractions and rich historic architecture, is one of the most popular European tourist destinations.


The Organizers are proud to announce that the conference is organized under the patronage of prof. Eva Zažímalová, President of The Czech Academy of Sciences and prof. Pavel Matějka, rector of UCT Prague.

Eva Zažímalová
President of CAS, Czech Republic

Pavel Matějka
Rector of UCT, Czech Republic

BioTech 2020 plenary and keynote speakers

Wilhelm Ansorge
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Marek Basler

Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland


Edward Bayer
The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Yusuf Chisti
Massey University, New Zealand

Peter Dürre
University of Ulm, Germany

Lothar Elling
Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Germany

László Forró
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Ulf Grawunder
NBE-Therapeutics Ltd., Switzerland

Flavia Marinelli
University of Insubria, Italy

Martin Pumera
Center for the Advanced Functional Nanorobots, Czech Republic

Hong-Wei Yen
Tunghai University, Taiwan 

BioTech 2020 invited speakers

Katja Bühler
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany

Fusheng Chen
Huazhong Agricultural University, China

Ana M. López Contreras
Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands

Pavel Dostálek
University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic

Jozef Markoš
Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia 

Tomáš Moravec
Institute of Experimental Botany, Czech Republic

Martin Obr
Institute of Science and Technology, Austria 

Stanislav Obruča
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

 Petra Patáková
University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic

Karel Sedlář
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

Yanchun Shao
Huazhong Agricultural University, China

Kristýna Slámová
Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Radek Špíšek
Sotio, Czech Republic

Hana Stiborová
University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic

Ondřej Uhlík
University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic

Important dates »

December 2019

Registration opening
February 28, 2021 Early bird registration deadline
January 31, 2021 Abstract deadline for oral presentations
February 15, 2021 Notification of the oral presentations acceptance
March 31, 2021 Abstract deadline for poster presentations
Closed Abstract deadline for publications in special issue of Biotechnology Advances
June 16-19, 2021 Conference
August 31, 2021 Submission deadline for publications in special issue of Antibiotics
August 31, 2021 Submission deadline for publications in special issue of Biotechnology Advances
September 30, 2021 Submission deadline for publications in special issue of Folia Microbiologica

Instructions for participants »

Instructions for participants delivering an oral lecture or presenting a poster can be found here.

Publication »

Instructions for publication possibilities can be found here.

Venue »

Information about the venue can be found here