ILMAC 2019 | LabTec 4.0 | Hologramm-Show | Impression

26 - 28 SEPT. 2023 | MESSE BASEL


Ilmac Conference 2023: Chemical Sciences as Driving Forces for a Sustainable Future

Learn today what counts tomorrow! The scientifically driven conference program makes you fit for the future. Be inspired, enthused and educate yourself. Benefit from attractive knowledge transfer at the Ilmac Conference – Participation is free of charge and in English.

Each conference day will focus on an important industry topic.

Chemical sciences and its related technologies are one of the main drivers to reduce the carbon footprint in industrial production and have a tremendous impact to reach the goal of a “net zero society”. Energy saving, waste reduction or using more sustainable raw materials and catalysts are only some examples that need to be improve to run a circular economy.
The Ilmac Conference will focus each day on a specific topic related to sustainability and provides lectures, contributed talks, discussion forums and networking opportunities for interested community members from chemistry, pharma and biotech.

Lab Digitalization

Day 1: 26. September 2023 | 9.15 – 17.00 h

09.15   Welcome Coffee at the SCS Booth
10.00  Introduction Day 1
10.15Dr. Nessa Carson, AstraZeneca, Macclesfield, UK
«No such thing as magic! Enabling chemical insights through user experience»
10.45 Dr. Arndt Finkelmann, Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Stein, CH
«Data as the Fuel for Lab Automation»
11.15Dr. Trixie Wagner and Daniel Meyer, Novartis Pharma AG
«Lab Digitalization: Paving the Way for the Next Generation of Synthesis»
11.45Dr. Nick Lynch, Curlew Research / BioExcel Center of Excellence for Computational Biomolecular Research, / Open Phacts Foundation, UK 
«Digital Lab of the future – current challenges & looking ahead»
12.15Lunch and networking
13.30Startup Session
14.00 Zishan Butt, Bachem AG, Bubendorf
«From Manual to Digital: Enhancing Efficiency and Accuracy in Lab Processes at Bachem AG»
15.00Prof. Beatriz Garcia de la Torre, KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform, KRISP, Durban (ZA)
«Refractive Index as a PAT Tool for Peptide and Oligonucleotide Synthesis»
15.30 Dr. Jonathan Brand, Givaudan Suisse SA, Vernier
«PAT, an accelerator for industrialization in Fragrance and Beauty industry»
16.00Dr. Barbara Pföss, Institut Straumann AG
«From Dental Implants to Digital Smile Design»
17.00Swiss Women in Chemistry (SWC) Evening

Swiss Women in Chemistry Evening

26. September 2023 | 16.30 – 20.00 h

Speakerin bei Ilmac Conference, Hazal Ustundag George, Firmenich SA
16.30Aperitif / Welcome drink for the SWC community
17.00 Welcome, info about the Swiss Women in Chemistry network and its activities
17.10Career Talk
Dr. Martina Ribar Hestericová, Associate Director of Science Communications, Lonza
17.35Career Talk
Prof. Helma Wennemers, Professor of Organic Chemistry, ETH Zurich
18.00Career Talk
Dr. Hayley Binch, Head of Medicinal Chemistry, F. Hofmann-La Roche Ltd.
17.152 Invited Talks 
18.30 Aperitif riche
20.00End of the event. Closing of the hall

Chemical Technologies

Day 2: 27. September 2023 | 9.15 – 17.00 h

09.15Welcome Coffee at the SCS Booth
10.00 Introduction Day 2
10.15Prof. Oliver Kappe, University of Graz, AUT
«Going with the Flow – The Use of Continuous Processing for API Manufacturing»
10.45 Dr. Marc André Müller, DSM Nutritional Products Ltd, CH
«Towards More Efficient and Sustainable Processes in the Fine Chemical Industry»
11.15Dr. Camille Le Chapelein, Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Stein, CH
«Engineered Halogenases for the Functionalization of Agrochemicals»
11.45Dr. Ludovic Gremaud, HEIA Fribourg, CH
«Mechanochemistry an Eco-efficient strategy for chemical production»
12.15Lunch and networking
13.30Startup Session
14.15Lorenzo Oss, VTU Engineering Italia Srl
«Green Engineering: How and why sustainability can become a driving factor in the design of new chemical plants?»
15.00Tobias Bachmann & Eric Schaller, Beckhoff Automation AG (Schweiz)
«PC-based control: From hygienic laboratory transport solutions to reliable and connected process control»
15.15Finn Steinemann, Fluitec mixing + reaction solutions AG
«Flow calorimetry as a scale-up tool for highly energetic flow processes»
15.30Dr. Georg Wuitschik, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Basel, CH
«RoSL: An HTE-Workflow at Roche, Built from the Ground Up»
16.00 Dr. Fabrice Robvieux, Firmenich SA, Satigny, Geneva, CH
«EcoScent Compass™, a Holistic Tool to Measure a Fragrance’s Sustainability Footprint»
16.30Aperitif and Ilmac Networking Event

New Biotech Methods

Day 3: 28. September 2023 | 9.15 – 17.00 h

09.15Welcome Coffee at the SCS Booth
10.00Introduction Day 3
10.15David Lyon or David Hampton, Pheida: Integrated biotech systems
«White biotech as a green technology»
10.45Dr. Wolfgang Minas, Chemgineering
«Trends in Industrial Biotechnology»
11.15Dr. David Nippa, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Basel, CH
«Enabling Late-stage Drug Diversification by High-Throughout Experimentation with Geometric Deep Learning»
11.45Dr. Laura Leemans, Novartis Pharma AG
«Towards more sustainable and efficient manufacturing routes – a glimpse at flow and batch processes using immobilized lipases»
12.15 Lunch and networking
13.30Startup Session
14.15P. Vollenweider MD, MedScienceSwiss AG
«A significant new way to eliminate antibiotic-resistant bacteria»
15.00Prof. Oya Tagit, School of Life Sciences FHNW, Muttenz, CH
«Immunomodulating Nanomedicines – From Bench to Bedside»
15.30Dr. Alain Vertès, NxR Biotechnologies GmbH, Basel
«Biorefineries for Business Sustainability in the Era of Climate Change: New Chemistries, Commodities, New Materials»
17.00End of Ilmac 2023

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Ilmac Team

MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG

David Spichiger

Executive Director
Swiss Chemical Society (SCS)

The SCS coordinates the cooperation with the partner societies and the universities of applied sciences. The SCS and its partner societies SVC and SBA are the official organizers of the Conference. Here you can get to know the Orga Team.

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