Åbo Akademi

Short course

An intensive course for students and researchers will be offered by EPNOE members. The course takes place on September 20, 2009. The topic of the course is "Advanced Methods in Polysaccharide Research". You can register for this course via the online registration form. The maximum number of participants is 60.
Note: The short course will be held in Gadolinia Building, Porthansgatan 3, Åbo Akademi University

Short course - September 20, 2009

Advanced Methods in Polysaccharide Research

Sep 20 Sunday

8:30-9:00 - Welcome coffee and registration

9:00-12:30 - Fundamentals (Chemistry, Physics and Biotransformation of Polysaccharides)

9:00- 9:50 - Enzyme-mediated modification of carbohydrates to tailor their functional properties Prof. Carmen Boeriu, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands

9:50-10:40 - Principles of rheo-physics and applications to the study of polysaccharide-based products under flow, Prof. Patrick Navard, Center for Material Forming, MINES ParisTech, France

10:40-10:50 - Break

10:50-11:40 - What is the actual molar mass of polysaccharides? Prof. Anton Huber, Central Polymer Lab / Molecular Characteristics, University of Graz, Austria

11:40-12:30- Chemistry of interfaces of polysaccharide-based materials, Prof. Pedro Fardim, Lab. of Fibre and Cellulose Technology, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

12:30-13:20- Lunch

13:20-17:00- Applications (Technology of Polysaccharides)

13:20-14:10- Characterisation of polysaccharides for food applications, Prof. John Mitchell, University of Nottingham, UK

14:10-15:00- Technological opportunities of man-made fibres manufacturing by means of dry-wet spinning, Dr. Frank Wendler, Thüringisches Institut für Textil-und Kunstoff-Forschung, Rudolstadt, Germany

15:00-15:20- Coffee

15:20-16:10- Modern techniques of the manufacture of fibrous medical materials based on PS, Ewa Wesolowska,  Institute of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibres, Lodz, Poland

16:10-17:00-Exploiting enzymes in enhancing the performance of lignocellulosic fibres, Dr Anna Suurnäkki, VTT, Finland

17:00- Closing

19:00-Young Scientists Party


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