Welcome to ISBP 2014, the International Symposium on Biopolymers!

We are honored and pleased to receive all of you to the ISBP 2014 for the first time in Latin America. We thank each one of you for your efforts to join the symposium, and bringing your contributions, which make it possible for this meeting to occur. We look forward to your active and full participation

The ISBP is a successful congress series on biodegradable polymers that has been held in 2 years intervals since the initial meeting in Toronto in 1988 (1990 Barcelona, 1992 Göttingen, 1994 Montreal, 1996 Davos, 1998 Tokyo, 2000 Cambridge, 2002 Münster, 2004 Beijing, 2006 Minneapolis, 2008 Auckland, 2010 Suttgart, 2012, Cairns).

Over the coming days of ISBP 2014, we will have the opportunity to hear from researchers and professionals from universities, research institutions and industry highlighting and discussing the most recent advances in biopolymers R&D, as well as the challenges and perspectives for the future of this area.

We gratefully acknowledge FAPESP, CAPES and CNPq for sponsoring the meeting and to the Brazilian Society of Microbiology for its valuable support of the conference. Special thanks to the members of the Scientific and Organizing Committees, whose work has had an inestimable value to make this event a reality.

On behalf of the organizing committee, I offer you our hospitality and express my wishes that the event fulfills the expectations of all of us.

Luiziana Ferreira da Silva
Conference Chair



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