EPNOE2009

Åbo Akademi

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Plenary lecturers (Confirmed)

Jingsong Zhang
Institute of Edible Fungi , China
Bioactive Polysaccharides from Mushrooms

Jay-lin Jane
Iwoa State University , USA
Effect of starch structure on mechanical properties of starch films

Fumiaki Nakatsubo
Kyoto University , Japan
Functional cellulose based materials

Alessandro Gandini
University of Aveiro , Portugal
New Insights into Polysaccharide-Based Materials

Bjorn Lindman
Lund University , Sweden
Polysaccharide-Surfactant Interactions

Bjarne Holmbom
Åbo Akademi University , Finland
Galactoglucomannans from softwoods - an accessible, versatile material

Keynotes (Confirmed)

Art Ragauskas
Georgia Institute of Technology , USA
Forest Biorefining: Time to be

Vicent Bulone
Swedish Centre for Biomimetic Fibre Engineering , Sweden
Cellulose biosynthesis and plant cell wall engineering and biomimetics

Steve Cui
Guelph Food Research Centre , Canada
Understanding the Structure and Functional Properties of Cereal beta-Glucans

Lina Zhang
Wuhan University, Wuhan , China
Portable photocatalysts by in situ synthesis of semiconductor nanoparticles in cellulose matrix

Ann-Christine Albertsson
Royal Institute of Technology , Sweden
Hydrogel release systems from forest biomass

Elisabete Frollini
Universidade de São Paulo , Brazil
From biomaterials to colloidal processing of ceramics: applications of cellulose, chitosan, and their derivatives

Redouane Borsali
CERMAV CNRS , France
Hybrid Block Copolymer Glyco-Systems

Thomas Heinze
Friedrich Schiller University of Jena , Germany
Highly engineered cellulose products by advanced organic chemistry

Akira Isogai
The University of Tokyo , Japan
TEMPO-oxidized cellulose nanofibers for paper and packaging

Liisa Viikari
University of Helsinki , Finland
Biofuels from lignocellulosic polymers

Tetsuo Kondo
Kyushu University , Japan
Bio-alchemy using cellulose nano-objects

Orlando Rojas
North Carolina State University , USA
Integrated Biocharacterization Platform for Profiling Biomass Conversion

Invited lecturers (Confirmed)

Lars Berglund
KTH/Wallenberg Wood Science Centre , Sweden
Cellulose and hierarchical structuring - the secret behind tough plant structures?

Toni Planas
Universitat Ramon Llull , Spain
Glycosynthases as enzymatic tools for the synthesis of artificial polysaccharides

Hu Xinzhong
Northwest A&F University , China
The Anti-Fatigue Effects of Oat Beta Glucan on Rats

Temeli Feral
University of Alberta , Canada
Behavior of cereal beta-glucans in food systems

Kim Jaehwan
Inha University / Center for EAPap Actuator , South Korea
Cellulose electro-active paper, a new smart material: Material processing and its possible applications

Yong Huang
Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry, CAS , China
Synthesis and Characterizations of Graft Copolymer of Ethylcellulose with Poly(caprolactone monoacrylate)

Ivan Donati
University of Trieste , Italy
Silver Nanoparticles - Polysaccharide hydrogels for Biomedical Applications

Petra Mischnick
Technische Universität Braunschweig , Germany
Non-random substitution pattern of dextran ethers and relation to structure formation

Veronique Coma
CNRS-INRA-Université Bordeaux 1 , France
Bioactive chitosan-based films and aminosugar derivatives

Sergio Campana-Filho
Universidade de São Paulo , Brazil
New applications of chitosan and derivatives

Sebastien Fort
CERMAV CNRS , France
Perspectives offered by functionalised oligosaccharides in the development of bioactive advanced materials

Florence Dupasquier
Laboratoire des Matériaux Polymères et Biomatériaux, Université Lyon 1 , France
Chitosan physical hydrogels for in vivo skin regeneration after 3rd degree burns

Hiroshi Kamitakahara
Kyoto University , Japan
New synthetic methodology for cellulosic diblock copolymers with regioselective functionalization patterns

Kevin Edgar
Virginia Tech , USA
Design of Polysaccharides for Amorphous Matrix Drug Delivery Systems

Tom Lindström
Innventia , Sweden
Manufacture and Possible uses of MicroFibrillar Cellulose (MFC) in the Paper and Packaging Sector

Robert Pelton
McMaster University , Canada
Polyvinylamine Boronate Adhesion to Wet Cellulose - Why Does it Stick

Claus Felby
University of Copenhagen , Denmark
Optimized processing of winter wheat to 1st and 2nd generation bioethanol

Merja Penttilä
VTT , Finland
Production of biofuels and polymer precursors from biomass carbohydrates

Janne Laine
TKK , Finland
Surface modification of nanocellulose for different applications

Mark Rutland
KTH / Surface Chemistry , Sweden
Pulp friction - AFM and QCM studies of polysaccharide interactions and enzymatic surface accessibility

Monica Österberg
TKK , Finland
Combining quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation, surface plasmon resonance and atomic force microscopy for characterization of different types of cellulosic films and their interactions with polymers

 
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