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Graz, the capital of Styria, is the second largest city in Austria. An attractive and cosmopolitan city, where people from 160 different nations live. City of Graz hosts six universities with over 50,000 students.




It is a great pleasure and privilege to announce that, together with the Austrian University Consortium - UNI Graz, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, UNI Vienna, and UNI Innsbruck, we are organising the 8th EPNOE International Polysaccharide Conference. The event will take place from 17th to 22nd September, 2023 at Graz University of Technology, Austria.

Special Issue in the journal Carbohydrate Polymers

We are pleased to announce that selected papers from the conference will be published in a Special Issue in the journal Carbohydrate Polymers. The Submission for the issue will open in August 2023 and the final deadline for submissions will be 31 December 2023.

More information will follow.

The one-day pre-conference for students and young researchers will be held on 17th September with two simultaneous sections of choice:

The main EPNOE 2023 conference will be held from 18th to 22nd September.

This congress is an initiative of EPNOE, the Cellulose and Renewable Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS CELL), and the Cellulose Society of Japan (CSJ), and will be hosted in Graz for the first time.

The ambition of the EPNOE International Polysaccharides Conference is to gather academia and industry passionate about polysaccharide-related R&D and applications. Through the years, the conference has become one of the largest events in the field of polysaccharides and brings together over 450 researchers from all over the world.

We hope that you will enjoy the conference, have very fruitful discussions with your colleagues, and have a great time in Graz!

Important Dates

 Registration is open!                                   Abstract submission is closed!

May 31, 2023: Early bird registration ends

August 31, 2023: Regular registration ends

September 17, 2023: Pre-conference (students & young researchers) with two simultaneous sections of choice:

  • Chemistry and characterization of carbohydrates, or
  • From the idea to the startup

September 18-22, 2023: Main EPNOE conference

September 21, 2023: Round Table discussions

Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Biobased Systems
Stremayrgasse 9
8010 Graz
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