The Freiberg Collagen Symposium was first initiated in 1996. It was supposed to build a platform for knowledge transfer in the research field "Collagen - Extraction, Preparation and Application of collageneous raw materials" and to enhance the networking of the institute´s scientists with partners and experts of the industry and other research institutions.
Since then the symposium, taking place every 4 years, has developed to become an established, international meeting point for national and international experts in the field of collagen research. Current knowledge about the protein and its application is shared and discussed. The main focus is on fundamental questions concerning chemical and molecular properties, progress in processing and modification, as well as findings for industrial application.