The Conference on Polysaccharides-Glycoscience 2017 is focused on industrial production and use of polysaccharides; abundance,
properties and structure of biologically active polysaccharides and derivatives of polysaccharides.
The scientific programme of the conference is divided into sessions comprising related oral and poster presentations.


1.  Characterization and analyses of polysaccharides from natural sources

2.  Physiological effects of natural polysaccharides

3.  Production of polysaccharides and agricultural sources

4.  Biodegradable plastics based on polysaccharides

5.  Chemically modified polysaccharides

6.  Resistant and slowly digestible starch

7.  Nanoparticles of polysaccharides


Keynote lectures:

  • Anton Huber, Univ. Graz, Austria:
    Xanthan in Aqueous Media - Molecular and Hydrocolloidal Characteristics

  • Xin Qi and Richard Tester, Glycologic Limited, Glasgow, UK:
    Seaweed Derived Carbohydrates – Health Related Applications

  • Grażyna Lewandowicz, Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu, Poland:
    Physical modification of starch - is it really physical?

  • Alina Sionkowska, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland:
    Polysaccharides from natural sources for biomedical and cosmetic applications

  • Berthold Wiege, Ali Marefati, Maria Matos, Norbert U. Haase, and Marilyn Rayner,
    Max Rubner-Institut, Detmold, Germany; Lund University, Sweden; University of Oviedo, Spain
    Surface-hydrophobized small granular starches as emulsion stabilizers for food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts is  31st August 2017.