Enzym Conference 2023

Eivind Reibo




Location: Radisson Blu Airport Hotel

Hotellvegen Gardermoen

All day

Biotech North and NCE Blue Legasea  invite you to a new enzyme conference in 2023. The conference will be held at Gardermoen / Oslo from lunch to lunch, 6 and 7 February 2023.

Monday 6th February                  

11:30-12:30             Lunch

12:40-13:00             Welcome

by Wenche Uksnøy, NCE Blue Legasea and Line Kjelstrup, Biotech North

13:00-14:25             Session 1

Christian Bruckner, Norwegian Seaweed Institute.

“Seaweed production and processing”

Kari Nesse Johnsen, Production/Quality Manager, Norskin.

“Make the fish skin soft by use of enzymes.”

Thordur Bergsson, Business Development, North ltd Iceland.

“Enzymes from fish for the food industry: challenges and opportunities”


14:25-14:55             Break


14:55-16:30             Session 2

Line S. Meidell, PhD Candidate, Department of Biotechnology and Food Science, NTNU.

“Exploring enzymes in marine raw materials.”

Heidi Alvestrand/Jonathan Fjâllmann, Norilia/Bioco.

“Enzymatic hydrolyses – our most important tool for better resource utilization and growth.”

Jennifer Mildenberger, Møreforsking:

Reduced allergens in marine products after enzymatic hydrolysis.

16:30-17:00             Break


17:00-18:15             Session 3

Liudmila Sorokina, PhD Nofima.

“Characterization of protein hydrolysates in developing peptide-based bioactive ingredients.

Martino Benvenuti, Technical Sales Specialist Northern Europa, Nanotemper.

“Tools for your most challenging characterizations.”

Hidde Bleeker, Bioinformatician, Bio-Prodict.

“3DM protein family data integration platform and tools for protein engineering.”

18:15                      End day 1

19:30                      Dinner


Tuesday 7th February                 

09:00            Good morning

09:10-10:40   Session 4

Kjersti Lie Gabrielsen, Head of Marbank, Institute of Marine Research.

“The Nagoya Protocol – from biodiversity to research and commercial utilization.”

Morten Elde, Business developer, Norinnova.

“The road from enzyme research to commercial license: A case study from Norinnova/UiT.”

Esben A. Nilssen. Managing Partner, ShareLab.

“Enter the Funnel – How to turn Science into Biobiz.”

10:40-11:10   Break 

11:10-12:10   Matchmaking 

12:15            Closing

12:30-13:30   Lunch 


Through the program and discussion, we will try to cover the following three areas

1: Use of enzymes in the industry to support the green transition

2: Bioprospecting of enzymes and new technological opportunities

3: Bridging the gap between science and industry


Enzyme technologies are used for a long time in the biomarine industries to produce high value products. The oceans are a huge source of biodiversity and are an important source for compounds with specific characteristic such as enzyme. Each enzyme is unique and allowed a large panel of different final products. New sustainable production processes are needed, and it is now time for green transition of industries.

Enzyme technologies are defined as sustainable process to extract and develop high value compounds without using chemical solvent. In this conference, we will go through the different challenges and the bottlenecks to increase and improve enzyme technology as industrial process but also its implementation and development in international market and how Norway could play a role in it. The bioprospecting of new enzymes, their potential markets and their regulatory challenges will be addressed during this conference.

Here you can see some comments from the conference in 2021: Enzyme Conference 2021 – YouTube