EPNOE 2013: "Polysaccharides and polysaccharide-derived products, from basic science to applications", 21-24 October 2013
Scope of the conference
EPNOE and the Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) decided in 2011 to join their efforts in promoting basic and applied sciences of polysaccharides by organising common events. The 3rd EPNOE conference, EPNOE 2013, is one of these events organised by EPNOE and ACS. It will be held in Nice, France, on 21-24 October 2013 (new dates).
Polysaccharides are vital polymers for all aspects of the life of human beings, used for health care and food and in a large variety of materials, especially owing to the huge development of bio-based products. They are at the forefront of most research due to their renewable character and their low carbon footprint. However, due to the complexity of their synthesis in Nature, to the difficulty in dis-assembling them, to the highly multidisciplinary character of polysaccharide research and to the very large variety of applications, there is a need for organizing events where all the needed scientific specialties will meet.
EPNOE and ACS are expecting EPNOE 2013 conference to be a forum bringing together academic, industrial, and government scientists and students dealing with polysaccharides and polysaccharide-derived products. Many disciplines including biologists, chemists, physicists, food specialists, technologists, environmentalists will meet and gain knowledge about the interdisciplinary world of polysaccharide science.
Special guests and Plenary lecturers Special Guests: - Thomas Heinze (University of Jena, Germany). EPNOE scientist. ACS Anselme Payen awardee 2011. - Hans-Peter Fink (Fraunhofer Society, Gölm, Germany). EPNOE scientist. ACS Anselme Payen awardee 2012
Plenary lecturers: - Herman Höfte (INRA, Versailles, France) - Biosynthesis - Yoshiyuki Nishio (Kyoto university, Japan) - Biomass-based materials - Bruce Hamaker (Purdue university, USA) - Food - Rolando Barbucci (Siena university, Italy) - Health
The conference will take place in the newly restored Acropolis Congress Hall of Nice situated in the heart of the old city, at a few hundred meters from the Mediterranean Sea. Nice offers a huge capacity of hotels of all standards and has the second international airport in France after Paris, connected directly to more than 100 destinations in the World.
It is ideally located between the high mountains of Alps and sea, with a very comfortable climate in September.
Nice being a very popular destination, especially in Summer, the organizing committee is suggesting you to plan your stay well in advance, in particular for booking your flight and accommodation.
15 March 2013: Opening of abstract submission
15 June 2013: Deadline for submitting abstracts
15 August 2013: Deadline for early registration
This conference is organised by the Materials Forming Center (CEMEF) of Mines ParisTech / Armines / CNRS.
Gudmund Skjak-Braek (Norway) Thomas Rosenau (Austria) Kevin Edgar (USA) Richard Murphy (UK) Jay-Lin Jane (USA) Redouane Borsali (France) Vincent Bulone (Sweden) Didier Letourneur (France) Vincent Edwards (USA) Yapeng Fang (China) Herbert Sixta (Finland) Akira Isogai (Japan) Elisabete Frollini (Brazil) Shabbir H. Gheewala (Thailand)
International Scientific Committee
Maria Christina Area (Argentina) Rolando Barbucci (Italy) Thomas Bechtold (Austria) Carmen Boeriu (Netherlands) Redouane Borsali (France) Alain Buléon (France) Vincent Bulone (Sweden) Danuta Ciechanska (Poland) Lubbert Dijkhuizen (Netherlands) Vince Edwards (USA) Hans Peter Fink (Germany) Alfred French (USA) Elisabete Frollini (Brasil) Shiyu Fu (China) Robert Gilbert (Australia) Neil Gow (United Kingdom) Candace Haigler (USA) Stephen Harding (United Kingdom) Thomas Heinze (Germany) Akira Isogai (Japan) Tetsuo Kondo (Japan) Nina Kotelnikova (Russia) Janne Laine (Finland) Didier Letourneur (France) Sheila Murphy (USA) Yoshiuki Nishio (Japan) Martin Patel (Netherlands) Berit Smestad Paulsen (Norway) Jaime Rodrigues (Chile) Orlando Rojas (USA) Thomas Rosenau (Austria) Bodo Saake (Germany) Etienne Schacht (Belgium) Henk Schols (Netherlands) Sevda Senel (Turkey) Maija Tenkanen (Finland) Lina Zhang (China)
Pedro Fardim(Finland), Chairperson Kevin Edgar (ACS, USA) John Finley (ACS, USA) Tim Foster (UK) Bruce Hamaker (ACS, USA) Anton Huber (Austria) Karin Stana-Kleinschek (Slovenia) Valeria Harabagiu (Romania)
Local Organizing Committee
Patrick Navard, Chairperson Noelle Billon Tatiana Budtova Florence Morcamp Julie Navard Edith Peuvrel-Disdier Rudy Valette Bruno Vergnes