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Confirmed speakers

Plenary Speakers

  • Laurent David. Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. France. “Bioreactors for cellular and tissue engineerings”.
  • Alessandro Gandini. University of Sao Paulo. Brazil.
  • Hermenegildo García. Technical University of Valencia. Spain. “From chitosan to graphenes. Application in heterogeneous catalysis”

Invited speakers (Under construction)

  • Carlos Arnaiz . Expert in legal issues.
  • Carlos Peniche. Universidad de la Habana. Cuba
  • Julio San Román. Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros. CSIC. Spain
  • Svetlana Bratskaya. Russian Academy of Science. Russia
  • Jun-ichi Kadokawa. Kagoshima University. Japan
  • Carla Caramella. University of Pavia. Italy
  • Francisco Goycoolea. Leeds University. UK
  • Lars Berglund. Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC). Sweden.
  • Veronique Coma. University of Bordeaux 1. France

Speakers Selected by Scientific Committee (To be announced after committee decision)

Oral presentation

Our scientific program will include five Plenary Lectures (a 30 min), including the oral presentation of the Braconnot prize winner; five times two parallel Oral Sessions with three Lectures (a 15 min plus a 5 min for discussion) each; two Poster Sessions (a 120 min) and one Speed Talk Session for the winners of the posters contest (60 min). All posters will be on display throughout the whole conference in the Exhibition areas. There will be a pre-conference industrial meeting (in Madrid) and a post-conference Young Researcher Symposium. For being eligible as oral presentation a minimum analysis of the chitin / chitosan used in the work is mandatory.

Tentative Oral Sessions

Session topics will include:

Fundamental Sessions:

» New methods to Chitin, Chitosans and Oligosaccharides Production

» Advances in Chemistry of Chitin and Chitosans

» Advances in Physical-Chemistry and Interactions


» Catalysis and Biocatalysis

» Food Technology

» Agriculture

» Nanotechnology

» Health Science

» Enzymology

» Technological Applications

Apart from the scientific sessions will include three specific sessions covering legal aspects, companies and funding for synergic among researchers and researchers-companies.

» Legal Aspects of the Use of Chitin and Chitosan

» Upcoming Trends, Applications, and Markets for Chitin and Chitosans (Speakers-experts from Chitin and Chitosan business companies)

» Chitin and Chitosans Collaborating Communities. Funding Opportunities (Speakers-experts in funding programs for research consortiums and research-companies’ consortiums).

Poster Presentation

Presenting a poster is much less formal than a talk and a good opportunity to present your results to other researchers. Your role is to stand by your poster to offer information and answer questions about your project. 

All posters presented at the conference should have a maximum size of  85 x 120 cm and a minimum size of 85 x 95 cm. We don´t require or provide any poster template, so you are free to design your poster according to your personal wishes. We only ask to include a photo of the presenting author in the upper right-hand corner of the poster so that she or he can quickly be identified as the contact person of the poster to facilitate communication between authors and interested participants. 

If you wish your poster printed in Seville. Please select this option in the registration form and send us your poster as pdf no later than 15th May at Subject: Poster Print.

Social Events

We believe that networking is a fundamental part of any Conference. Social events give us the opportunity, especially for young researchers, to gain access to colleague to discuss their works and to create and improve their networks.

We have schedule several events for this purpose:

The 31st of May all the participants are invited to join our welcome reception. This activity is included in the congress registration fee.

The 1st of June, we proposed you a visit to Los Reales Alcázares one of the most impressive monuments of Seville. This activity is included in the congress registration fee.

The 2nd of June, the Congress dinner will be held in Museo de Carruajes.