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
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
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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