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7th International Polysaccharide Conference of the European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence (EPNOE)- EPNOE2021

Topic sessions

Gels and porous materials

  • Session organizers: Tatiana Budtova, Falk Liebner, Tsuguyuki Saito
  • Keywords: gels, aerogels, cryogels, xerogels, membranes, porous carbons
  • Keynote speaker:  Pr. Henrikki Liimatainen 
  • Keynote title: Functionalized aerobeads and aerogels from cellulose nanomaterials.

This session is co-organized with the AEROGELS COST Action

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Structure-property relationship of plant cell walls

  • Session organizers: Alain Bourmaud, Darshil U. Shah, Johnny Beaugrand
  • Keywords: plant fibres, mechanical properties, ultrastructure characterisation, hygroscopic behavior
  • Keynote speaker: Pr. Tatyana Gorshkova
  • Keynote title: Tertiary cell wall of plant fibers as a source of inspiration in material design.

Polysaccharides for drug delivery

  • Session organizers: Carmen Freire, Pietro Matricardi, Sijtze Buwalda
  • Keywords: controlled release, targeting, particles, hydrogels, smart systems, vectorisation
  • Keynote speaker: Pr. Tina Vermonden 
  • Keynote title: Hyaluronic acid-based hydrogels: From therapeutic protein delivery to biofabrication.

Bioactive polysaccharides

  • Session organizers: Sylvia Colliec-Jouault, Odile Francesca Restaino, Ariane de Agostini
  • Keywords: biotechnological production, microbial glycosaminoglycan, marine exopolysaccharide, glycosaminoglycan mimetic, carbohydrate-based therapeutic
  • Keynote speaker: Pr. Paul De Angelis
  • Keynote title: Creating novel polysaccharides for therapeutic applications with microbial glycosaminoglycan synthases.

Polysaccharides for bioprinting, scaffolds, and regenerative medicine

  • Session organizers: Pedro Fardim, Tetsuo Kondo, Rupert Kargl
  • Keywords: biofabrication, additive manufacturing, biomaterials, cell culture, cell therapies
  • Keynote speaker:  Dr. Agata Zykwinska
  • Keynote title: Microgels based on a glycosaminoglycan-mimetic bacterial polysaccharide as growth factor delivery systems for tissue engineering applications

Chemical and enzymatic modifications of polysaccharides

  • Session organizers: Martin Gericke, Jose Kovensky, Kevin Edgar
  • Keywords:  innovative synthesis and reagents, supported enzymes, selective cleavage,  chemo-/regio-/sequence selectivity
  • Keynote speaker: Pr Thomas Rosenau
  • Keynote title: Oxidation of polysaccharides: reaction mechanisms, cautionary notes and analytical aspects

Sustainability and end-of-life assessment of bio-based materials

  • Session organizers: Avinash Manian, Li Shen
  • Keywords: biodegradability, compostability, impact of environment (land, water, sea), circularity
  • Keynote speaker: Dr. Sofía Collazo Bigliardi
  • Keynote title: End of life of biodegradable and compostable products: how should I proceed?

Polysaccharide-based materials for energy and electronics

  • Session organizers: Magnus Norgren,  Sang-Woo Kim
  • Keywords: electronics, energy storage, energy harvesting, particle filters, piezoelectricity, triboelectricity
  • Keynote speaker: Pr. Zhong Lin Wang
  • Keynote title: From the expanded Maxwell’s equations to the high-entropy energy technology of triboelectric nanogenerators 

3D/4D printing of polysaccharide-based solutions, gels and composites

  • Session organizers: Ryosuke Matsuzaki, David Correa, Johnny Beaugrand
  • Keywords: 3D/4D printing, microstructure, multifunctionality, biocomposites
  • Keynote speaker: Dr Antoine le Duigou
  • Keynote title: Biomimicry and 4D printing for biocomposite 4.0.

Advanced nanocellulose-based materials

  • Session organizers: Carla Vilela, Anna Roig, Takuya Kitaoka 
  • Keywords: cellulose nanofibers and nanocrystals, nanocomposites, functional nanomaterials, sensors, optoelectronic applications
  • Keynote speaker: Pr. Orlando Rojas 
  • Keynote title: Nanocellulose structuring at interfaces: from costume design to super-glues.

Colloidal assembly

  • Session organizers: Isabelle Capron, Wim Thielemens
  • Keywords: directed assembly, self-assembly, surface assembly, colloidal interactions
  • Keynote speaker: Dr. Isabelle Morfin
  • Keynote title: Small-angle scattering techniques for structures determination in complex media.GDR  

This session is co-organized with the INRAE/CNRS French GDR DUMBIO : Durabilité et Matériaux Biosourcés (Sustainability and biobased materials) 


Natural fibre-reinforced composites

  • Session organizers: Nicolas Le Moigne, Jörg Müssig, Tim Huber
  • Keywords: microstructure, structure-property-processing relations, natural fibres, all-cellulose composites
  • Keynote speaker: Dr. Alain Bourmaud
  • Keynote title: How to consider the specificities of plant fibres when processing biobased composites?

Polysaccharides as natural binders and fillers in construction

  • Session organizers: Philippe Evon, Marc Delgado-Aguilar, Mohamed Sonebi
  • Keywords: natural binder, natural filler, building materials, fibreboards, natural granulates for concrete
  • Keynote speaker: Pr. Florence Collet
  • Keynote title: Valuation of agroresources by-products as construction materials for building envelop

Polysaccharide solutions and materials from them

  • Session organizers: Alistair King, Thomas Röder, Yoshiharu Nishiyama
  • Keywords: dissolution, fibers, films, regeneration, nanostructure, texture (orientation)
  • Keynote speaker: Pr Jun Zhang
  • Keynote title:  Dissolution, Processing, and Functionalization of Cellulose with Ionic Liquids: from Fundamental Research to Industrial Applications

Polysaccharides in food processing and digestion

  • Session organizers: Guy Della-Valle
  • Keywords: structure-function, dietary fiber, processing, structurizing properties
  • Keynote speaker: Pr. Henk Schols
  • Keynote title: Functionality of food polysaccharides: the chemical fine structure matters!

Characterisation of polysaccharides: problems and prospects

  • Session organizers: Hubert Hettegger, Katja  Heise, Tiina Nypelö
  • Keywords: molecular and material analysis, structural analysis, substituents and linkages, solubility and new solvents
  • Keynote speaker: Pr. Alistair King
  • Keynote title: Solution-state NMR analysis of crystalline celluloses and beyond