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ICBP2015 is designed to offer a unique opportunity not only to take a critical examination of the milestone achievements in bio-based polymers but more significantly to discuss how bio-based polymers can contribute to global sustainability in the 21st century. The program features contributions from both established and young scientists and engineers, and will provide a platform for representatives from all over the world.

This event aims at bringing together scientists, engineers, business leaders and government officials to foster and enhance collaborative contacts, and to exchange information in the many interdisciplinary areas of modern bio-based polymers.

Click here to download the conference announcement in pdf format. ICBP2015 will take place at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Faculty of Engineering

Important Dates

  • February 15 March 6 March 27, 2015: Short-abstract (300 words) submission
  • April 14 April 24, 2015: Early bird registration deadline
  • April 30, 2015: Full abstract (one-page) submission


Conference Programme is now available. Click here for more details.

Welcome reception will take place at the Suntec City Guild House. Click here for more details.

Poster Awards: the organizers are pleased to announce the ICBP2015 best poster awards. Three winners will be announced at the closing ceremony.

Wi-fi information: ICBP delegates whose institution subscribes to Eduroam will be able to access the Eduroam network from the conference venue. Alternatively, delegates may approach the registration desk to obtain a temporary free account to access the NUS wi-fi network for the duration of the conference.

  • Biological synthesis of bio-based polymers and monomers
    • Efficient production of bio-based polymers and monomers
    • Biosynthesis of novel bio-based polymers
    • Biosynthesis of bio-based polymers from unused resources
  • Synthesis of bio-polymers via chemical routes
    • Modification of bio-based polymers
    • Chemical synthesis of novel bio-based polymers
    • Chemical synthesis of bio-based polymers from unused resources
  • Material design of bio-based polymers
    • Properties and functions of bio-based polymers
    • Composites of bio-based polymers
    • Biodegradation of bio-based polymers
  • Applications of bio-based polymers
    • Biomedical applications of bio-based polymers
    • Environmental applications of bio-based polymers
    • Industrial production and applications of bio-based polymers

Submission instructions

Step 1: download the abstract template containing detailed instructions

Step 2: submit your abstract to by 15th February 6th March 27th of March 2015

Please note:

  • Submissions for poster presentations may be accepted also after the deadline.
  • Full abstract (one-page) can follow the same style of the short abstract. Its submission is not compulsory.

The Following registration types and fees apply at ICBP 2015

Registration Type Registration Fee Note
Regular (before April 14th24th, 2015) 450 SGD
Regular (after April 124th, 2015) 500 SGD
Students and young researchers (before April 14th24th, 2015) 300 SGD Available to all students and post-doctoral fellows within 2 years after obtaining PhD.
Students and young researchers (after April 24th, 2015) 350 SGD

SGD = Singapore Dollars

Conference Banquet: during the registration process, delegates will be able to purchase tickets at 100 SGD / person for the conference banquet to be held on January 26th. One complimentary banquet ticket is offered to all invited and keynote speakers

List of confirmed keynote speakers at ICBP2015.

Keynote Speaker Affiliation
Chin, In-Joo Inha University, South Korea
Kimura, Yoshiharu Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
Lendlein, Andreas University of Potsdam, Germany
Lin, Feng-Huei National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Narayan, Ramani Michigan State University, USA
Taguchi, Seiichi Hokkaido University, Japan
Teoh, Swee-Hin Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Wang, Min The University of Hong Kong, China

List of confirmed invited speakers at ICBP2015.

Invited Speaker Affiliation
Abe, Hideki RIKEN, Japan
Aramwit, Pornanong Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Ashiuchi, Makoto Kochi University, Japan
Chirachanchai, Suwabun Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Chen, Guo Qiang Tsinghua University, China
Gan, Zhihua Chinese Academy of Science, China
Grau, Etienne University of Bordeaux, France
Im, Seung Soon Hanyang University, South Korea
Iwata, Tadahisa The University of Tokyo, Japan
Kaneko, Tatsuo Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Kasuya, Kenichi Gunma University, Japan
Koga, Hirotaka Osaka University, Japan
Kumar, Sudesh Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malayisa
Kunioka, Masao National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Li, Xu Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore
Li, Zhi National University of Singapore, Singapore
Lim, Sierin Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Maurer, Frans H.J. Lund University, Sweden
Ramani, Narayan Michigan State University, USA
Nishino,Takashi Kobe University, Japan
Rehm, Bernd H. A. Massey University, New Zealand
Sommai, Pivsa-Art Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand
Sato, Kotaro Nagoya University, Japan
Sun, Yi-Ming Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
Tang, Chuanbing University of South Carolina, USA
Tong, Yen Wah National university of Singapore, Singapore
Tsuge, Takeharu Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Uyama, Hiroshi Osaka University, Japan
Yamane, Hideki Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
Yan, Li Tongji Univeristy, China
Yim, Evelyn National University of Singapore, Singapore
Yoshie, Naoko The University of Tokyo, Japan
Wan C.A., Andrew Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore
Wang, James H. SINOPEC Shanghai Research Institute of Petrochemical Technology, China
Wu, Jinchuan Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), A*STAR, Singapore
Zhu, Yinghuai Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Singapore

The ICBP2015 organizing committee have arranged special deals at the following hotels in Singapore

Swissotel The Stamford
  • Classic Room - S$295.00++ per room per night, inclusive of 01 breakfast and internet access, see the hotel website for more details
  • Two-way bus transport service will be provided in the morning and evening between Swissotel The Stamford and National University of Singapore.
Fairmont Singapore
  • Fairmont Deluxe Room or Premier Room - S$330.00++ per room per night, inclusive of 01 breakfast and internet access, see the hotel website for more details
Kindly note the following terms and conditions:
- rooms are subject to availability
- cancellation policy is 48hrs prior to arrival
- 01 night charge will be applicable for No Show

For Swissotel The Stamford and Fairmont Singapore booking, please fill in the attached booking form and send it to Ms. Angkhana Sae-Chow via email Tel: +65 6431 5582 | Fax: +65 6336 8783

Other possible hotels you may wish to consider: All the hotels mentioned above are located in the central business district of Singapore. If you prefer an accommodation within walking distance of the conference venue, then you may consider the Kent Vale serviced residences. Concessionary rates are available at SGD 190, SGD 248 and SGD 320 per night for 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom units respectively. Click here for the reservation form and here for more information.

For a budget accommodation, particularly suitable for students, you may visit the website of 5footwayinn

Programme Overview

Day 1: 24 June, Registration, Welcome reception (evening)
Day 2: 25 June, Full day meeting at NUS (Oral + Poster)
Day 3: 26 June, Full day meeting at NUS (Oral + Poster), Banquet (evening)
Day 4: 27 June, Half day (morning) meeting at NUS (Oral), Closing ceremony

Click here for more details.
The venue of ICBP2015 is the Faculty of Engineering of the National University of Singapore.
There are various option to reach the venue.

By shuttle bus provided by the organizers

A bus departing at 7:50am from "Swissotel The Stamford" hotel has been arranged by the organizers to bring delegates to the conference venue. Assembling point is at the hotel lobby on June 25th, 26th and 27th. A similar service from the conference venue back to "Swissotel The Stamford" hotel has also been arranged. Please see the conference programme for more details.
"Swissotel The Stamford" hotel is centrally located. Please see the hotel website for more details.

By Taxi

The exact address is:

9, Engineering Drive 1,
Block EA, National University of Singapore
Singapore 117575

If you wish to book a taxi, here are the numbers of taxi hotlines:
Comfort & CityCab – 6552 1111
Premier Taxis – 6363 6888
Prime Taxi – 6778 0808
SMRT Taxis – 6555 8888
Trans-Cab Services – 6555 3333
Yellow-Top Taxi – 6293 5545

By Public Transport

  • Take MRT train, East-West (green) line to EW23 Clementi
  • Transfer to bus No. 96 at the Clement Bus Interchange to NUS Faculty of Engineering (B20 Clementi Road), which is only 4 bus stops away (please note that all bus stops in Singapore are upon request, so the bus may not stop at all bus stops). Waiting time for bus No. 96 should not exceed 15 minutes during working hours.
  • When you see NUS Engineering building (picture below on the left is a view from the street) press the bell to inform bus driver that you’re alighting.

  • Once off the bus, climb the staircase in front of you, cross a small service road and enter the building right in front of you. You will find the ICBP venue on your left.
For more information on the MRT train services and tickets, please visit the SMRT website.
For more information on bus services and tickets, please visit the the SBS tranist website.

Organizing Committee

Conference Chairpersons:

James GOH, National University of Singapore

Jun LI, National University of Singapore

Tadahisa IWATA, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Hideki ABE, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan

Scientific Chairperson: Jun LI, National university of Singapore

Treasurer: TOH Siew Lok, National University of Singapore

Secretary: Alberto CORRIAS, National University of Singapore

Assistant Secretary: CHENG Ziyuan, National University of Singapore

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