The Conference on Polysaccharides-Glycoscience 2018 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:

  • Alain Dufresne, Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, France:
    Polysaccharide nanomaterials and potential applications

  • Willi Pabst, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic:
    The use of starch and starch-related products in ceramic technology

  • Milan Marounek, Institute of Animal Science in Prague, Czech Republic:
    Hypocholesterolemic and hypolipidemic activity of modified polysaccharides

  • Manuel A. Coimbra, University of Aveiro, Portugal:
    Novel polysaccharide applications in food: from sulphur dioxide replacement to acrylamide mitigation

  • Luca Vannucci, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic:
    Beta-glucans: what applications? A general overview

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts is  31st August 2018.