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8th World Congress on BioPolymers

Theme: Biopolymers - A drug to heal the nature

Biopolymer Congress 2018 is the platform to gain or share the knowledge in the new technological developments in the field of polymers, Bioplastics, Bio materials, Polymer Science and tissue engineering. This conference brings together professors, researchers, scientists, students in all the areas of Bio materials, Polymer Science and provides an international forum for the spreading of approved research. We are honored to invite you all to attend and register for the “8th World Congress on Biopolymers (Biopolymer Congress 2018)” which is scheduled for June 28- 30, 2018, Berlin, Germany.


10:35-11:10 Title: Challenges with Biopolymers. Geoffrey Mitchell, Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Portugal

11:10-11:30 Networking and Refreshments Break  @ Sylt Foyer

11:30-12:05 Title: Gum polysaccharides as biopolymers – structure, properties and applications Marceliano B. Nieto, TIC Gums, USA

Sessions: Natural Polymers | Advanced Biopolymers |Green Composites in Biopolymers|Biopolymers for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Session Chair: Geoffrey Mitchell, Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Portugal

12:05-12:30 Title: S-layer proteins and bacteriocins in probiotics as living drugs – impact on microbiota Blazenka Kos, University of Zagreb, Croatia

12:30-12:55 Title: Super-anisotropic hydrogels of cyanobacterial megamolecules
Maiko Okajima, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi, Japan
Group photo

13:00-13:45 Lunch Break  @ Restaurant Rienacker

13:45-14:10 Title: Biocomposites based on PHBs and natural fibers for commodity applications in different environments: processing, performance in soil, compost and sea water. Maurizia Seggiani, University of Pisa, Italy

14:10-14:35 Title: Generation and evaluation in vitro of PLA scaffolds with starch, surface modified with RGD for bone regeneration Mariana Gutiérrez Sánchez, IPICYT, Mexico

Sessions: Advanced Biopolymers| Biopolymer Applications|Biopolymers as Materials
Session Chair: Marceliano B. Nieto, TIC Gums, USA

14:35-15:00 Title: Synthesis of novel UV absorbers bisindolylmethanes and investigation of their applications on cotton-based textile materials Hikmet Nil Bayrak, Sanko Holding ISKO Division, Turkey

15:00-15:20 YRF: Development of novel bio-based epoxy resins: Study of the curing reaction between epoxidized plant oil and different hardeners Andrea Anusic, Montanuniversität, Austria

15:20-15:40 YRF: Preparation and physical properties of nano-cerium ion dopped carboxymethyl cellulose/alginate composite films Nilay Kahya, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

15:40-16:00 YRF: Bio-based thermosetting epoxy foam: Tannic acid valorization toward dyedecontaminating and thermo-protecting applications Naser Esmaeili, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research, Germany

16:00-16:15  Networking and Refreshments Break @ Sylt Foyer

Panel Discussion

Day 2 June 29, 2018

10:05-10:40Title: Ultrahigh performance transparent plastics derived from microbial amino acids by Tatsuo Kaneko, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Networking and Refreshments Break 10:40-10:55 @ Sylt Foyer

10:55-11:30Title: Biopolyesters and bio based additives based blends and composites for application in packaging and agriculture by Patrizia Cinelli, University of Pisa, Italy

Sessions: Biopolymers for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine | Biodegradable polymers
|Biopolymers in Biomedical Applications| Green Composites in Biopolymers
Session Chair: Tatsuo Kaneko, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Session Introduction

11:30-11:55Title: Development, investigation and application of composite chitosan-based matrices for tissue engineering by Elena Ivankova, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia

11:55-12:20Title: Modification of lignin-based blended with pbs/kenaf core fiber for biocomposites material by Harmaen Ahmad Saffian, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

12:20-12:45Title: Biodegradable synthetic polymers and their application in advance drug delivery systems (DDS) by Ivana Soljic Jerbic, Pliva Croatia Ltd.,CROATIA

Lunch Break 12:45-13:30 @ Restaurant Rienacker

13:30-13:55Title: Eco bio composites produced by a novel manufacturing method by Hojjat Mahi Hassanabadi, Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec, Canada

13:55-14:20 Title: Fabrication of reduced graphene oxide-based conductive film for controlled drug delivery applications by Didem Aycan, Marmara Üniversitesi, Turkey

Sessions: Biopolymers in Biomedical Applications|Biopolymers in Biofibers & Microbial
Cellulose|Biopolymers as Materials

Session Chair: Patrizia Cinelli, University of Pisa, Italy

Session Introduction

14:20- 14:45Title: Design of Drug Delivery Systems (DDS) made from biopolymers to control the porosity and obtain the desired release kinetics Joana Curto, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

14:45-15:10Title: Gelatin-based electro-responsive hydrogel for biomedical applications by Neslihan Alemdar, Marmara Üniversitesi, Turkey

15:10-15:30YRF: Natural tannins: potential applications in plastics by JingJing LIAO, Universite de Lorraine, France

15:30-15:50YRF: Two different routes for the preparation of bacterial cellulose/chitosan filtration membranes for copper removal in wastewaters by Leire Urbina, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Networking and Refreshments Break 15:50-16:05 @ Sylt Foyer