Keynote Speakers

Prof. Thomas Heinze
(Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)

“Polysaccharide chemistry - a key technology for innovative products”

Prof. Akira Isogai
(The University of Tokyo)

“New chemistry fields: Position selective surface-modifications of cellulose microfibrils for preparation of nanocellulose materials”

Invited Speakers

Prof. Stephen Eichhorn
(University of Bristol)

“Exploring Cellulose-Water Interactions For Biobased Composites”

Prof. Kiyohiko Igarashi
(The University of Tokyo)

“C1-Cx mechanism revisited after 70 years”

Prof. Tomoya Imai
(Kyoto University)

“Cellulose synthase as a molecular machine to bundle and crystallize polymer chains”

Prof. Feng Jiang
(The University of British Columbia)

“Cellulosic foam and aerogel: strategies for improving elasticity and flame retardancy”

Prof. Seong-Han Kim
(The Pennsylvania State University)

“Revealing multi-scale structures of cellulose in plant cell walls”

Prof. Seung-Hwan Lee
(Kangwon National University)

“Nanocellulose as a sustainable support for metal and carbon nanoparticles: biosensing and environmental remediation”

Prof. Yoshiharu Nishiyama
(Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, CERMAV)

“Questions on the cellulose structure and properties for the next decade”

Prof. Xinwen Peng
(South China University of Technology)

“Design and construction of lignocellulose-based electrode materials toward advanced energy storage devices”

Dr. Paavo Penttilä
(Aalto University)

“Studying the structure and moisture behavior of cellulosic materials with scattering methods”

Prof. Maria Soledad Peresin
(Auburn University)

“Cellulose assemblies and their role in alleviating issues of environmental concern”

Prof. Orlando Rojas
(The University of British Columbia)

“Unlocking cellulose circularity”

Prof. Thomas Rosenau
(University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences(BOKU))

“Oxidations of cellulose - ups and downs, successes and pitfalls”

Prof. Inder Saxena
(The University of Texas at Austin)

“An understanding of cellulose biosynthesis in bacteria: Genes and beyond”

Prof. Silvia Vignolini
(University of Cambridge)

“CNC self-assembly for sustainable photonic pigments.”

Prof. Jochen Zimmer
(University of Virginia School of Medicine)

“Molecular insights into cellulose synthesis, secretion and assembly”