August 8 – 10, 2022, Malaysia & Mexico

Bringing Tomorrow’s Needs into Today’s Solutions

About IBA-SUMBio22

Welcome to IBA-SUMBIo22! We are proud to announce that this is the first  International Bioprocessing Association (IBA) conference on challenges of utilization and management of bioresources, hosted by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in collaboration with Universidad Autonoma de Cuahuila (UADEC), Mexico. 

This conference will be conducted fully on-line. Researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and the broader community interested in discussing the latest research techniques in enhancing relationships related to sustainable use and management of biological resources to share their knowledge and visions for the future.

Chairman IBA-SUMBio22

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainul Akmar Zakaria

is from the School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He currently holds the position of Associate Chair at the School as well as heading the UTMBactec Research Group where he works on biomass valorization and microbial technology.

Co-Chairman IBA-SUMBio22

Prof. Cristóbal Noé Aguilar

is the vice-chancellor of Research and Postgraduate Programs at Autonomous University of Coahuila, México. He is Chemist (1992) by the same institution; his MSc Program in Food Science and Biotechnology (1995) was held in the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México. His PhD Program in Fermentation Biotechnology (2000) was given by the Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico. 

Plenary & Keynote Speakers

Researchers of great renown in bioresources management and utilization from around the globe will be delivering their talk in this conference.

Plenary Talk

Aug. 8 — 09:50 AM (GMT +8 hours)

Prof. Huu Hao NGO 

Professor of Environmental Engineering University of Technology Sydney

Title Talk: Enhanced fermentative biohydrogen production from biowastes 

Conference Topics

This conference covers a broad spectrum of researches in the area of bioresources utilization and management.

Topic 1:

Biological/Hydrothermal/Chemical Processing of Biomass

Topic 2:

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Topic 3:

Food Biotechnology and Product Development

Topic 4:

Natural Products

Topic 5:

Soil and Land Reclamation/Treatment

Topic 6:

Bio-Business and Entrepreneurship

Topic 7:

Biochar and Biochemicals

Topic 8:

On-site Demonstration/Community Engagement

Topic 9:

Biodegradable materials


All papers presented at the conference will be peer reviewed for possible publication in special issues of Environmental Quality Management, Journal of Bioprocess and Chemical Technology, Bioengineered, and Bioresource Technology Reports. More journals to be updated from time to time.

Interactive Scientific Writing Workshop at IBA-SUMBIO22

(7 & 9 Aug 2022)

An interactive scientific writing and skill development workshop will be conducted for MS, PhD and early career researchers attending IBA-SUMBIO22 (8-10 August 2022). This workshop will be facilitated online by Eldon R. Rene (PhD) from the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (The Netherlands).

The workshop is designed in such a way to provide a high level of active interaction and training on the following skills: scientific writing/revising a manuscript, data interpretation, peer-reviewing, etc, for SCI (Q1) journals.

The participants will also work individually as well as in groups to create an outline for their research or review paper. This workshop will also include a special copyediting session on the preparation of tables, figures, research highlights, graphical abstracts, cover letters, etc.

Quick info:
1) Maximum number of participants: 30 pax
2) Date: 7 & 9 Aug 2022
3) Time: 8.00-11.00pm (Malaysia time)
4) Certificate of attendance: Issued both by UTM and IHE Delft
5) Deadline for registration: 30 July 2022 (or while seats available)
6) Registration link: 

Key Dates

Look out for these important dates!

Call for Abstracts 

15th April 2022

Abstracts Submission Deadline

31st July 2022

Deadline for Early Bird Registration

15th July 2022

Deadline for Normal Registration

1st August 2022

Registration Fees

Very low registration fees for all researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and the broader community interested in discussing the latest research techniques in enhancing relationships related to sustainable use and management of biological resources!


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