May 6-8, Milan (Italy)

6th International Conference on Biocatalysis in Non-Conventional Media


Welcome Letter

Dear Colleague,

We are very pleased to announce that the 6th International Conference on Biocatalysis in Non-Conventional Media will take place on May 6-8 2021 (BNCM2021), exactly one year later than the originally scheduled date.

We are gradually on track to return to normality but due to the still uncertain scenario shaped by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Conference will be held as a virtual (digital) event.

Most of the invited speakers have confirmed their participation and we are now working on the scientific programme that will be released soon.

If you have already submitted abstracts or registered in the Conference, information will stay valid for the new conference dates and you will be contacted by the organizers for updates. 

We are looking forward to meeting you at BNCM2021 next Spring!

The Organizing Committee of BNCM 2021

Sergio Riva, Francesco Secundo, Francesco Molinari, Daniela Ubiali


Following the last edition of BNCM in 2017 (Rostock, Germany), BNCM2021 aims at carrying on a almost 35-year tradition of excellent science, initiated in 1986 by the European Section on Applied Biocatalysis (ESAB) of the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB) in Wageningen (The Netherlands).

Enzymes for industrial applications (agro-food, pharma, textile, detergency, biosensors, biofuels) often require non-conventional environments. Biotransformations in organic solvents, ionic liquids, gaseous media, but also in water- and solvent-free systems, or the need for enzyme compartmentalization as in multi-phase systems and flow-based bioprocesses are just some examples.

The programme of BNCM2021 will include invited lectures delivered by internationally recognized speakers, both from academia and industry, oral and poster sessions dedicated to the selected abstracts.


Flow-based bioprocesses

Multi-phase biocatalytic systems

Biocatalysis in non-conventional media

Water- and solvent-free reaction systems

BNCM: from lab to industrial scale