Dear colleagues, friends, and all chemists,
the 17th International Conference on Polysaccharides and Glycoscience (ICPG) will be held online from 11th to 12th November 2021 under the auspice of the Czech Chemical Society and cooperation with the Department of Carbohydrates and Cereals, UCT Prague. This 17th year continues a long tradition of ICPG conferences. After a long and deep discussion, the organising committee decided to prefer the virtual type of this year´s conference according to Covid 19. However, this does not change the very essence of our conference, which will be focused on the structural characterization, and biological activities of polysaccharides as well as their technological production and application as biodegradable materials. 

This conference belongs to the activities of the international organization EuCheMS and the organization Chemistry Europe. 
The proceedings 17th ICPG will include abstracts and fulltexts and will be published in the online version this year. 

We are hoping to meet participants of the 18th International Conference on Polysaccharides and Glycoscience in Prague next year.
Thank you very much for your understanding us and we believe you stay true to the next conferences of ours. 

Special thanks to the companies, which support this 17th conference. Their logos and short communications will be included in the proceedings. We suppose that the Web of Science will accept these proceedings as it was done previous years.

If you decide to participate the 17th ICPG, we believe then that you enjoy it, and this conference meets your expectations as well.

For the Scientific Committee
Roman Bleha, Jana Čopíková, Evžen Šárka

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Main topics

  • Characterization and analyses of polysaccharides from natural sources
  • Physiological effects of natural polysaccharides
  • Production of polysaccharides and agricultural sources
  • Biodegradable plastics and other materials based on polysaccharides
  • Chemically modified polysaccharides
  • Resistant and slowly digestible starch
  • Polysaccharide nanoparticles