ILMAC 2013 - Forum Program

By holding different themed events, ILMAC is underlining its leading role as an innovation, information and contact platform for process and laboratory technology. In cooperation with different partners, topics that are of relevance for the sector will be taken up and presented in the form of a series of lectures.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

10.00-12.00 Media conference ILMAC, ILMAC-Lounges and Presentation of the SCS FH-Award winner projects, followed by an apéro.

  • Dr. Rainer Riedl, ZHAW 
  • Frau Sina Saxer, FHNW
  • Dr. Ennio Vanoli, EIA Fribourg

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

10.00-11.00 Presentation of the SCG FH-Award winners, category 'Molecules for Life Sciences'

  • Dr. Rainer Riedl, ZHAW
    Tackling antibiotic resistance: a joint project of the center for organic and medicinal chemistry ZHAW and the Bioversys GAG
  • Dr. Lucy Kind, FHNW
    Remineralization of sub-surface carious lesions initiated by a selfassembling peptide - Development of a bioceramic tooth model
  • Prof Ursula Graf-Hausner, ZHAW
    Skin bioprinting: an innovative approach to produce standardized skin models on demand

11.15-14.00 Lunch & Learn: Wider die Fälschung von Medikamenten; Program details on

Thursday, September 26, 2013

10.00-11.00 Presentation of the SCG FH-Awards winners, category 'Analytic in the Life Sciences'

  • Dr. Sina Saxer, FHNW
    Printing enzymes for colorimetric assays on paper 
  • Romina Dörig, ZHAW
    Development of a high sensitivity label-free waveguide interferometry instrument: A project between the Center for Biochemistry ZHAW and Creoptix GmbH
  • Prof. Götz Schlotterbeck, FHNW
    Synergy of metabolic profiling, pharmacological testing and process engineering enables inauguration of a bamboo pilot plant extraction unit in Fuijan, China

11.15-14.00 Lunch & Learn: Hygyenic Design in der Lebensmittelindustrie; Program details on

14.30-16.00 Walking through Sustainable Chemistry (SCS stand)

  • Poster exhibition and expert talks about state of the art technology on sustainable (bio)chemistry in chemical research and production.
  • SusChem Switzerland: invitation to the launch of the National Technology Platform (NTP) on Sustainable Chemistry.
  • Meet and greet with light refreshments

Friday, September 27, 2013

10.00-11.00 Presentation of the SCG FH-Award winners, category 'Chemistry and the Environment'

  • Justine Horner, EIA Fribourg
    Green synthesis of mono- and disubstituted pyridine via aromatic nucleophilic substitution
  • Prof. Patrick Shahgaldian, FHNW
    A synthetic nanomaterial for virus recognition produced by surface imprinting
  • Christoph Gasser, FHNW
    Nanobiocatalytic depolymerization of lignin for the production of platform phenolic chemicals

11.00-13.30 Mini-Symposium of the Swiss Chemical and Process Engineers (SGVC)

  • Introduction, Franziska Morganti, ZHAW/SGVC
  • Prof. Dr. Philipp Rudolf von Rohr, ETH Zürich
    Transportphänomene in Mikro- und Millireaktoren
  • Anne Kaaden, Ehrfeld Mikrotechnik BTS GmbH
    High Performance Flow Systems - Scale-up and Use
  • Kleiner Imbiss
  • Dr. Ralf Dümpelmann, Clariant International Ltd
    Miniaturisierung und 'High-Throughput' in der industriellen F&E
  • Discussion round

14.00-15.00 Ceremony and lectures of the Dr. Max Lüthi Awards 2013

  • Peter Elmiger, ZHAW
    Design und Synthese von neuen MMP-Inhibitoren
  • Christophe Laporte, HES-SO Fribourg
    Quantification and analysis of ammonium traces by fluorimetry and automatization on FIA


David Spichiger, SCS